Hortipes centralis, BOSSELAERS & JOCQUÉ, 2000

BOSSELAERS, JAN & JOCQUÉ, RUDY, 2000, Hortipes, A Huge Genus Of Tiny Afrotropical Spiders (Araneae, Liocranidae), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2000 (256), pp. 4-4 : 4-

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1206/0003-0090(2000)256<0004:HAHGOT>2.0.CO;2

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Hortipes centralis
status

new species

Hortipes centralis , new species Figures 27c View Fig , 29a, b View Fig ; Map 1 View Map 1

TYPES: Female holotype: humus in swamp forest, Coquilhatville , Ikela region, Lusosa River 20 km N of Ikela, Congo S01°11', E23°16' (August 1959; N. Leleup) ( MRAC 127.745 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY: The species is named centralis because it was collected in the central part of Congo, the so­called cuvette centrale.

DIAGNOSIS: Females are easily recognized by the simple epigyne combined with very complex, heavily looped IDs almost completely hiding the ST from view.

MALE: Unknown.

FEMALE: Measurements. Total length 2.59; carapace 1.13 long, 0.92 wide; length of fe: I 0.95, II?, III 0.78, IV 1.13. Leg spination. Fe: I rv 2–3; IV plt 0 rlt 1; ti: I, II vsp 6; mt: III plt 1 vt 0 rlt 0; IV plt 1 vt 2 rlt 1. Coloration. Carapace and legs yellow, chelicerae and sternum pale yellow. Abdomen peach, without pattern, rather densely covered with thin, pointed grey setae. Genitalia. Epigyne restricted to two hemicircular ID entrances, situated anterior to ST and close to symmetry axis (fig. 27c). Vulva: first stretch of ID wide, thick walled, and associated with gland, connected to ST1 through complex sequence of horseshoe loops and coils, 2 Χ passing along dorsal side of ST1

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Hortipes