Simaetha deelemanae, Zhang & Song & Li, 2003

Zhang, J. X., Song, D. X. & Li, Daiqin, 2003, Six New And One Newly Recorded Species Of Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) From Singapore And Malaysia, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 51 (2), pp. 187-195: 194-195

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4618788

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038E2A36-FF93-FFA3-BEBE-748CFEB2ABBA

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Simaetha deelemanae
status

new species

Simaetha deelemanae   , new species

( Figs. 7 View Fig A-E)

Material examined. – Holotype – male ( ZRC.ARA.342), Bukit Timah Nat. Res., Singapore, coll. D. H. Murphy, 14 Sep.1967.  

Diagnosis. – The new species resembles Simaetha almadenensis Zabka, 1994   ( Zabka, 1994: 529, f. 19A-D), but differs from the latter by having (1) the embolus of palpal organ longer; (2) the tibial apophysis finger-like with its basal part narrow; (3) the tibia of the palp shorterthan tarsus.

Description. – Male. Total length 4.37. Cephalothorax 2.25 long, 2.25 wide; abdomen 2.16 long, 1.89 wide. Carapace ( Fig. 7A View Fig ) dark reddish brown, with iridescent color. Eye sizes: AME 0.55, ALE 0.27, PME 0.10, PLE 0.25. Anterior eye row 1.71 wide, posterior row 2.16 wide, eye area 1.04 long. Chelicera strong, reddish brown, promargin with 3 large teeth and 4 small teeth ( Fig. 7B View Fig ); retromargin with 1 tooth and 1 forked fissidentate ( Fig. 7C View Fig ). Endite and labium reddish brown. Sternum with iridescent color. Legs yellowish brown. Coxae of legs with a notch at the base. Leg I stout, femur, patella and tibia swollen; tibiae with scopulae ventrally and 2 pairs of stout spines; metatarsi with 2 pairs of stout ventral spines. Leg measurements: I 4.92 (1.44+2.03+0.86+0.59); I I 3. 9 6 (1. 2 6 + 1. 4 4 + 0. 7 2 + 0. 5 4); I I I 3. 2 5 (1.13+1.17+0.54+0.41); IV 4.33 (1.53+1.58+0.81+0.41). Leg formula: 1423. Dorsum of abdomen reddish brown, with iridescent color, with 3 pairs of dark brown spots at middle; venter brown. Embolus of palpal organ ( Figs. 7D, E View Fig ) slender, tibial apophysis finger-like.

Etymology. – The specific name is a patronym in honor of Dr. Christa L. Deeleman-Reinhold, who has contributed to the study of the spiders from South-east Asia.

Remarks. – The new species is placed in the genus Simaetha   for its resemblance with the species Simaetha almadenensis Zabka, 1994   .

ZRC

Zoological Reference Collection, National University of Singapore

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Simaetha