Penestomus kruger, Miller, Jeremy A., Griswold, Charles E. & Haddad, Charles R., 2010

Miller, Jeremy A., Griswold, Charles E. & Haddad, Charles R., 2010, Taxonomic revision of the spider family Penestomidae (Araneae, Entelegynae), Zootaxa 2534, pp. 1-36 : 25-27

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Penestomus kruger

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Penestomus kruger sp. nov. 9E 77AC

Figs 16B, 17A, 17B, 21

Type material. Holotype: ♀, Mid Plateau, Kruger National Park [Limpopo], South Africa [24°S, 31°30'E], 7 April 1984, A. Leroy ( AcAT 98/283, LR 1248 , NCA). GoogleMaps Paratypes: 1 ♀, 5 juveniles, same data as holotype ( AcAT 98/283, LR 1248 , NCA) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific epithet is a noun in apposition, named for the type locality, Kruger National Park.

Diagnosis. Female distinguished from other planus group species as follows: from P. montanus by the parallel grooves on the PL (Figs 16 A, B; diverging in P. montanus, Fig . 12 C), and by the having the AL of the epigynum well defined and subtriangular (suboval and weakly defined in P. montanus, Fig . 12 C); from P. egazini by the PL, which is approximately one third the length of the epigynum (Figs 16 A, B; nearly half the length of the epigynum in P. egazini, Fig . 12 A); from P. prendinii by the recurved posterior margin of the AL

Description. Carapace red-brown, lighter posteriorly with smooth texture, covered by fine black setae; broad white setae mostly posterior to fovea (Fig. 17 A). Sternum pale yellow (Fig. 17 B). Chelicerae red-brown, with six promarginal teeth, two retromarginal teeth; with fine black setae only. Legs dusky orange basally, anterior legs red-orange distally, posterior legs orange distally. Abdomen dark gray dorsally with light dorsolateral patches, smaller light patches anteriorly and above spinnerets (Fig. 17 A).

Epigynum. AL subtriangular, clearly differentiated from surrounding cuticle, posterior margin moderately concave; PL approximately 1/3 length of epigynum, with parallel grooves (Fig. 16 B).

Female macrosetae: Leg I: femur d1, tibia v1-1 -2, metatarsus v2-2 -2; leg II: femur d1, tibia v1, metatarsus v2-2; leg III: femur d1, metatarsus v2; leg IV: femur d1, metatarsus v1-2; tarsus r1.

Holotype female (AcAT 98/283): Total length 6.1 carapace 2.56 long, 1.91 wide, 0.48 high, sternum 1.53 long, 0.80 wide. Leg measurements:

Distribution. Known from Limpopo Province, South Africa (Fig. 21).