Prostheclina basilonesa, 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: 89-90

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AA594F-ED2D-9315-984A-3A8EDC90FA45

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Prostheclina basilonesa
status

n.sp.

Prostheclina basilonesa   n.sp.

Figs 2, 5, 8; Table 1

Material examined. HOLOTYPE Tasmania: 1 male, King Island , 39°55'S 144°00'E, J.A. Kershaw, Dec 1906, NMV K9709 View Materials GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES 2 females, details as above, NMV K9710 View Materials K9711 View Materials   .

Other material. Victoria: 1 male, Cape Otway, Lighthouse , 39°55'S 144°00'E, D. Bickel, 4 Dec 1994, AM KS 045959 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 male Phillips Track , 0.5km N of Triplet Falls, 38°40'S 143°29'E, G. Milledge, 20 Feb 1992, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Young Creek Road, 0.4km NW of Triplet Falls, 38°40'S 143°29'E, G. Milledge, 31 Jan 1995, NMV GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. Median white stripe on the cephalothorax, white scales on cephalothorax and around eyes, square brown end to abdomen, male copulatory organs with well-developed prolateral distal tegular lobe, female copulatory organs with seminal ducts folded down between the spermathecae.

Description

Male. Medium sized species, cephalothorax yellow with clear orange marks on the thorax, median white strip of hairs, eye field brown, AME fringe sparse, white scales on cephalothorax and around eyes, clypeus yellow with no mat of hairs, chelicera yellow with large, 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, L1–4 yellow, T1 sparsely fringed and M1 fringed, (P1+ T1) medium length, palps yellow, male copulatory organs with broad tegulum compared to other species, a distinctive prolateral distal tegular lobe, as well as distal and proximal tegular lobes. Dimensions: holotype 1.9 mm CL, 0.72 AEW/CL, 0.43 AMEW /CL, 0.85 CW/CL, 0.83 PEW/CL, 0.55 EFL /CL, 0.62 CWP/CL, 1.13 AL/CL, 0.73 AW/CL, 0.70 CH /CL, 0.10 ClH/CL, 0.333 ChH/CL, 0.43 StL/CL, 0.33 StW/CL, 0.97 (P1+ T1 /CL)   .

Female. Medium sized species, cephalothorax yellow with orange marks on the thorax, eye field brown, AME fringe sparse, sparse hairs covering cephalothorax, clypeus yellow, chelicera yellow with large, pointed medium retromarginal tooth and two closely placed 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 ducts folded down between the spermathecae, accessory glands in insemination ducts not well developed.

Dimensions: paratype 2.0 mm CL, 0.70 AEW/CL, 0.42 AMEW / CL, 0.82 CW/CL, 0.73 PEW/CL, 0.52 EFL /CL, 0.61 CWP/CL, 1.70 AL/CL, 1.36 AW/CL, 0.64 CH /CL, 0.061 ClH/CL, 0.39 ChH/CL, 0.42 StL/CL, 0.30 StW/CL, 0.68 (P1+ T1 /CL)   .

Distribution. King Island and the Otway area of Victoria ( Fig. 5 View Fig ).

Etymology. From Greek bASILHUV = king and NHSOV = island, to be treated as a female noun in apposition

NMV

Museum Victoria

AM

Australian Museum