Mecynidis dentipalpis

Levi, H. W., 1964, Redescription of the type species of the spider genera Artonis, Chorizopes and Mecynidis (Araneae: Araneidae and Linyphiidae)., Annals of the Natal Museum 16, pp. 209-214: 2-3

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21389

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Mecynidis dentipalpis
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Mecynidis dentipalpis  Simon

Mecynidis dentipalpis  Simon, 1894, Histoire Naturelle des Araignees, 1: 507, figs. 511, 512, S. Male lectotype here designated from Transvaal in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, examined.

Description. - Carapace, sternum dark brown; abdomen gray with sclerotized areas brown, a lighter spot on each side of dorsal scutum. Shape of carapace as in Figures 1, 2. Eyes subequal in size. Anterior median eyes one and one-half diameters apart, two and one-half diameters from laterals. Posterior median eyes one and one-half diameters apart, two and one-half from laterals. Anterior and posterior lateral eyes touching. Height of clypeus equals about two and one-half diameters of anterior median eyes. Chelicerae with four teeth on anterior margin, two posterior (fig. 3). Sternum triangular, pointed behind. Abdomen longer than wide or high (fig. 2); anterior two-thirds of abdomen dorsum covered by a weakly sclerotized scutum. Legs without spines; thorns on femora of palpus (fig. 5).

Total length 2.8 mm. Carapace 1.47 mm long, 0,80 mm wide. First femur, 1.12 mm; patella and tibia, 1.22 mm; metatarsus, 1.00 mm; tarsus, 0.60 mm. Second patella and tibia, 1.06 mm; third, 0.70 mm; fourth, 1.08 mm.

Palpal femur with a series of thorns (fig. 5). Paracymbium a separate sclerite (fig. 6). Embolus a long coiled filament (figs. 4 - 6).

Records. - Two male paratypes collected with type from Transvaal.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Linyphiidae

Genus

Mecynidis