Hortipes licnophorus, 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

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

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scientific name

Hortipes licnophorus
status

new species

Hortipes licnophorus   , new species Figures 15l View Fig , 18d View Fig ; Map 4 View Map 4

TYPES: Female holotype: humus in Mariepskop Forest, Pilgrim’s Rest District, South Africa S24°32', E30°52' (August 1960; N. Leleup) ( MRAC 131.896 View Materials ). Paratypes: 1♀ together with holotype GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ from sifting leaf litter in indigenous forest, elev. 1365 m, Mariepskop about 15 km W Klaserie, Pilgrim’s Rest District, South Africa S24°33', E30°53' GoogleMaps  

60 BULLETIN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY NO. 256

inization of the classical Greek λικνo­ φopos, meaning carrying the holy basket. The peculiar circular arrays of setae on mt I and II of Hortipes species   were compared with baskets by some arachnologists.

DIAGNOSIS: Females can be recognized by the bifurcate weakly sclerotized entrance chamber of the vulva having anterior ends coiled inward over 360° and by the second part of the ID making two complete corkscrew turns before connecting to the small, top­shaped ST1.

MALE: Unknown.

FEMALE: Measurements. Total length 2.40; carapace 0.97 long, 0.81 wide; length of fe: I 0.78, II 0.84, III 0.65, IV 1.00. Leg spination. Fe: I rv 2; IV plt 0 rlt 0; ti: I, II vsp 6; mt: III plt 0 vt 0 rlt 0; IV plt 0 vt 1 rlt 0. Coloration. Carapace orange yellow, lighter at the fovea. Chelicerae and sternum pale yellow, legs yellow brown. Abdomen pale apricot, no pattern. Genitalia. Vulva: first stretches of IDs fused into one weakly sclerotized, anteriorly bifurcated entrance chamber with entrance toward posterior side. Anterior ends of this weakly sclerotized part very long and coiled inward over 360°, after which they merge into two more heavily sclerotized, inward­pointing tips attached to the stalked, egg­shaped ST2. End of inwardpointing sclerotized tip of entrance chamber connected to second, normally sclerotized part of ID running in posterior direction, which makes two complete corkscrew turns before connecting to the small, top­shaped ST1 (figs. 15l; 18d).

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from Mariepskop Forest, Pilgrim’s Rest District, South Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Hortipes