Amblyothele, Simon, 1910

Russell-Smith, Tony, Jocqué, Rudy & Alderweireldt, Mark, 2009, A revision of the African wolf spider genus Amblyothele Simon, ZooKeys 16 (16), pp. 149-180: 155-158

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.16.233

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AC717D1B-B74E-4C1D-86D8-0F3030C3C4F9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0389215E-FF84-FF8B-E6D7-FA7AEA3BFCF2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Amblyothele
status

 

Key to the species of Amblyothele 

1 Males .......................................................................................................... 2

– Females....................................................................................................... 7

2 Palpal tibia with dense ventral cluster of short setae in basal half (2aView Figure, b)...... 3

– Palpal tibia without dense cluster of short setae (2c)View Figure................................... 4

3 Distal prong of MA long and slender, protruding beyond cymbium in ventral view; indentation between distal and proximal prong narrow, rectangular (3a)View Figure.......................................................................................... A. albocincta 

– Distal prong of MA fairly broad and curved, not protruding beyond cymbium in ventral view; indentation between distal and proximal prong round- ed (3b)View Figure................................................................................. A. latedissipata 

4 MA with one prong only; TA with back pointing tooth (4a)View Figure..... A. hamatula 

– MA with two prongs; TA simple (4b)View Figure......................................................... 5

5 Palpal tibia long (L/W> 3)(5a)View Figure; distal prong of MA strongly tapered and pointed (5b)View Figure................................................................................. A. longipes 

– Palpal tibia short (L/W <2.5) (5c);View Figure distal prong of MA rounded (5d)View Figure......... 6

6 Distal prong of MA short, hardly longer than proximal one, straight (6a); TA fairly long and spiniform (6b)View Figure.................................................... A. kivumba 

– Distal prong of MA longer than proximal one, curved (6c)View Figure; TA fairly broad (6d) ............................................................................................... A. togona 

7 Posterior margin of epigyne convex and provided with central band covered with short setae up to anterior margin (7aView Figure, 7b) ........................................... 8

– Posterior margin of epigyne indented and without central haired band (7cView Figure)... 9

8 Posterior lip of semicircular, setae on central band dense (7a) .... A. atlantica 

– Posterior less strongly curved, setae on central band sparse (7b)View Figure.... A. ecologica 

9 Lateral parts of posterior margin rounded (9a)View Figure; copulatory ducts long and s-shaped (9b)View Figure....................................................................... A. latedissipata 

– Lateral parts of posterior margin more or less strongly pointed (9c); ducts shorter (9c)View Figure............................................................................................... 10

10 Copulatory ducts straight, shorter than diameter of spermathecae (9d)View Figure........ ...................................................................................................... A. togona 

– Copulatory ducts curved or s-shaped, longer than diameter of spermathecae (10a)View Figure......................................................................................................... 11

11 Posterior margin of epigyne deeply notched (9a); copulatory ducts s-shaped (10a)........................................................................................ A. albocincta 

– Posterior margin of epigyne shallowly notched (11a)View Figure; copulatory ducts curved (11b)View Figure........................................................................................... A. longipes 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Lycosidae