Hortipes mulciber, 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

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03938717-FFB7-FFEC-FCF6-79FEFEA9FC09

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scientific name

Hortipes mulciber
status

new species

Hortipes mulciber , new species Figures 19h View Figs , 20d View Fig ; Map 2 View Map 2

TYPES: Female holotype: litter in woodland at Masoko Crater Lake , road Itete­Tukuyu, Tanzania S09°25', E33°40' (30 November 1991; R. Jocque´) ( MRAC 173.360 View Materials ). Paratypes: 2♀ from Mt. Rungwe, SW, elev. 1900 m, Tanzania (August 20, 1980; M. Stoltze and N. Scharff) ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY: The name mulciber , a noun in apposition, is the nickname of the Roman

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lected in the neighborhood of volcanic craters.

DIAGNOSIS: Females can be distinguished by the first stretch of the ID, which is rather wide and horseshoe shaped.

MALE: Unknown.

FEMALE: Measurements. Total length 3.16; carapace 1.22 long, 1.05 wide; length of fe: I 1.08, II 1.13, III 0.92, IV 1.22. Leg spination. Fe: I rv 2; IV plt 0 rlt 0; ti: I, II vsp 7; mt: III plt 0–1 vt 0 rlt 0; IV plt 1 vt 1 rlt 1. Coloration. Carapace yellow ochre, paler at the fovea. Chelicerae yellow. Sternum pale yellow, legs yellow. Abdomen pale yellow, no pattern. Genitalia. Epigyne with a blunt triangular scape, flanked by the entrances of the IDs (figs. 19h; 20d). Vulva: ID consists of a first, wide, horseshoe­shaped stretch running in frontal direction, followed by C­shaped second part. Spermathecae 1 small, subglobular (fig. 20d).

DISTRIBUTION: Mt. Rungwe and surrounding area, Tanzania.

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Hortipes