Prostheclina boreoxantha, Richardson & Zabka, 2007

Richardson, Barry J. & Zabka, Marek, 2007, A Revision of the Australian Jumping Spider Genus Prostheclina Keyserling, 1892 (Araneae: Salticidae), Records of the Australian Museum 59 (1), pp. 79-96: 91-92

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.59.2007.1471

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AA594F-ED2B-9313-987F-3BB4DEF6F8BF

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Prostheclina boreoxantha
status

n.sp.

Prostheclina boreoxantha   n.sp.

Figs 2, 10, 11; Table 1

Material Examined. HOLOTYPE Queensland: 1 male, Mt Spurgeon area , 16°26'S 145°12'E, J. Thompson, M. Moulds, F. McKillop, 9 Apr 1994, AM KS64638 GoogleMaps   . PARATYPE Queensland: 1 female, Mt Spurgeon area , 16°26'S 145°12'E, J. Thompson, M. Moulds, F. McKillop, 19 Apr 1994, (copulatory organs missing) AM KS64610 GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. F1–4 yellow, P1, T1 and M1 orange, Ts1 yellow, lush fringes on M1 and T1, palps vanilla colour. Neither dorsal median white strip of hair nor red clypeal moustache, Male copulatory organs with dorsal distal tegular lobe as well as distal and proximal tegular lobes. Female copulatory organs with proximal seminal duct short and straight. Can be separated from P. boreoaitha   by the absence of dark colour patches on F1–F4 and the presence of a dorsal, distal tegular lobe, and from P. bulburin, by smaller size (75%), the

presence of a dorsal, distal tegular lobe and the absence of the red mat of hairs covering the clypeus and around AME found in P. bulburin   .

Description

Male. Relatively small species, cephalothorax yellow with faint orange marks on the thorax, sparse hairs covering cephalothorax, no median white strip of hairs, eye field brown, AME fringe sparse, clypeus orange with no moustache, chelicera orange with small, pointed retromarginal tooth and one fissident promarginal tooth, maxillae yellow, labium yellow, sternum yellow, abdomen dorsal yellow with black pattern, ventral yellow/orange with squared posterior lip, P1, T1 and M1 orange, T1 and M1 fringed, Ts1 yellow, (P1+ T1) medium length, F1–4 yellow, palps yellow, male copulatory organs with dorsal distal tegular lobe as well as distal and proximal tegular lobes. Dimensions: holotype 1.7 mm CL, 0.85 AEW/CL, 0.56 AMEW /CL, 0.85 CW/CL, 0.82 PEW/ CL, 0.56 EFL /CL, 0.59 CWP/CL, 1.00AL/CL, 0.74AW/CL, 0.59 CH /CL, 0.056 ClH/CL, 0.41 ChH/CL, 0.48 StL/CL, 0.37 StW/CL, 0.96 (P1+ T1 /CL)   .

Female. Relatively small species, cephalothorax yellow with faint orange marks on the thorax, eye field black, AME fringe sparse, sparse hairs covering cephalothorax, clypeus orange with no moustache, chelicera yellow with large, blunt retromarginal tooth and two promarginal teeth, maxillae yellow, labium yellow, sternum yellow, dorsal abdomen vanilla with black pattern, ventral abdomen yellow, legs yellow, palps yellow, female copulatory organs with proximal seminal duct short and straight, accessory glands in insemination ducts not well developed. Dimensions: paratype 1.9 mm CL, 0.77 AEW/CL, 0.48 AMEW /CL, 0.84 CW/CL, 0.74 PEW/CL, 0.53 EFL /CL, 0.57 CWP/CL, 1.29 AL/CL, 1.10 AW/CL, 0.61 CH /CL, 0.048 ClH/CL, 0.45 ChH/CL, 0.39 StL/CL, 0.32 StW/CL, 0.68 (P1+ T1 /CL)   .

Distribution. The species has only been collected at two sites on Mt Spurgeon in northern Queensland ( Fig. 10 View Fig ).

Etymology. From Greek bOREAV = northern and cANQOV = yellowish-brown, to be treated as a female noun in apposition.

AM

Australian Museum