Pseudopoda houaphan, Jäger, Peter, 2007

Jäger, Peter, 2007, Spiders from Laos with descriptions of new species (Arachnida: Araneae), Acta Arachnologica 56 (1), pp. 29-58: 55

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http://doi.org/ 10.2476/asjaa.56.29

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scientific name

Pseudopoda houaphan
status

spec. nov.

Pseudopoda houaphan  spec. nov.

Figs. 93-95View Figs. 93 - 97.

Type material. Female holotype ( MNHN), Laos, Houaphan  Prov., Muong You ( L 16), Vitalis de Salvaza leg. 17.XI.-8.XII.1918, PJ 2343  .

Etymology. The species is named according to its type locality, Houaphan  Province; noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Female similar to that of P. namkhan  ( Jäger et al. 2006: figs. 25- 27). The new species may be recognised by having a broader epigynum, by the shorter anterior bands ( Fig. 93View Figs. 93 - 97.), by the distinctly wound section situated (functionally) before fertilisation ducts ( Fig. 95View Figs. 93 - 97.) and by longer fertilisation ducts ( Fig. 94View Figs. 93 - 97.).

Description. Female (holotype). PL 5.6, PW 5.2, AW 2.9, OL 6.1, OW 3.7. Eye diametres: AME 0.30, ALE 0.35, PME 0.31, PLE 0.37. Eye interdistances: AME-AME 0.19, AME-ALE 0.09, PME-PME 0.34, PME-PLE 0.43, AME- PME 0.41, ALE-PLE 0.35, clypeus AME 0.45, clypeus ALE 0.43. Leg and pedipalpus measurements: pedipalpus 7.9 (2.3, 1.2, 2.0, -, 2.4); leg I 23.7 (6.5, 2.7, 6.9, 5.6, 2.0); leg II 24.9 (7.1, 2.8, 7.1, 5.8, 2.1); leg III 18.9 (5.7, 2.3, 5.1, 4.3, 1.5); leg IV 21.5 (6.7, 2.0, 5.5, 5.5, 1.8). Leg formula: 2143. Leg spination: pedipalpus: 131, 101, 2121, 1014; femur: I—HI 323, IV 321; patella: 101; tibia: 2126; metatarsus: I- II 1014, III 2024 (+ additional short ventral, distal, median spine), IV 3036 (+ additional short ventral, distal, median spine). Epigynal field transversally oval. Lateral lobes with posterior median indentation, their anterior margins slightly undulated ( Fig. 93View Figs. 93 - 97.).

Colour in ethanol. [Colouration is only hardly visible in this badly preserved specimen] Yellowish brown. Sternum, labium, coxae brighter yellowish brown, without pattern. Dorsal OS with irregular pattern.

Male. Unknown

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

MNHN

France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

AME

USA, Florida, Gainesville, University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Allyn Museum