Thomisops altus, Tang & Li, 2010

Tang, Guo & Li, Shuqiang, 2010, 2369, Zootaxa 2369, pp. 1-68 : 60-62

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1175­5334

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scientific name

Thomisops altus
status

sp. nov.

Thomisops altus   sp. nov.

Figs 48–49

Type material: Holotype: ♀, China: Hainan: Wuzhishan mountainside (18º53.840', 109º41.514', alt. 1210 m), 8 April 2009, G. Tang ( IZCAS, Tang_No. 085).  

Paratypes:, 2 ♀, same data as holotype ( IZCAS, Tang_No. 085)   .

Etymology. The specific epithet is taken from the Latin adjective altus   , and means high, referring to the high altitude at which these specimens were collected (1210 m).

Diagnosis. This new species is similar to T. sanmen   (see Song et al. 1992: 88–89), but can be distinguished by the larg body size: 4.50–5.20 (3.57 in T. sanmen   ), presence of a pair of black markings on opisthosomal dorsum (with many black stripes in T. sanmen   ), and stout spermatheca (irregular shaped in T. sanmen   ).

Description. Female (holotype measured): Total length 5.20. Prosoma 2.20 long, 2.40 wide; opisthosoma 3.10 long, 3.40 wide. Prosoma brown with small apophyses and short hairs. Eye measurements: AME 0.07; ALE 0.09 PME 0.06; PLE 0.08; AME–AME 0.54; AME–ALE 0.28; PME–PME 0.66; PME–PLE 0.42. MOA length 0.46 with front width 0.68 and back width 0.78. Chelicerae brown, with dense short spurs prolaterally, gnathocoxae, labium and sternum light brown. Legs yellow, the distal of femora grayish black. Leg formula: 4213; leg measurements: I: 3.10 (1.00, 1.20, 0.50, 0.40); II: 3.20 (1.00, 1.30, 0.50, 0.40); III: 3.00 (1.00, 1.20, 0.45, 0.35); IV: 3.35 (1.20, 1.30, 0.50, 0.35). Opisthosomal dorsum yellow, covered with dense short white hairs and a pair of black markings, venter grayish yellow.

Epigynum   ( Figs 48 C–D, 49 A–B). Epigynum   with hood situated posteriorly; copulatory openings invisible; spermathecae stout.

Male: Unknown.

Distribution. China (Hainan). Only known from the type locality.

Variation. TL 4.50, 4.70, 5.20 (n=3).

Gen. Thomisus Walckenaer, 1805  

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Thomisidae

Genus

Thomisops