Kibo, Wesołowska & Szűts, 2021

Wesołowska, Wanda & Szűts, Tamás, 2021, A revision of the genus Pochyta Simon, with descriptions of new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Thiratoscirtina), Zootaxa 5052 (1), pp. 1-41 : 35

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Kibo gen. n.

Type species: Pochyta simoni Lessert, 1925

Etymology. The generic name is derived from locus typicus of the type species of this genus, Kilimanjaro Kibo volcanic massif. Gender neuter.

Diagnosis and affinities. Kibo is a medium-sized salticid with an oval carapace, high in cephalic part, and a trapezoid eye field with the distance between anterior lateral eyes slightly larger than between the posterior laterals. The chelicera is unidentate, with a big tooth on the retrolateral edge. The type species was formerly placed in Pochyta , but pattern of leg I spination is different from that in this genus: there are three pairs of ventral spines on tibia and two pairs on metatarsus, these spines are shorter than in Pochyta . The genus Kibo is characterized by the structure of the genitalia. The male palpal organ has an oval bulb divided by longitudinal fossa into two lobes and a ribbon-like embolus with the base set between these lobes. The epigyne has relatively small spermathecae and membranous seminal ducts. The body proportions and the presence of a tarsal retrolateral spine on the female palp confirm that the genus is related to the other members of the subtribe Thiratoscirtina of the tribe Aelurillini (sensu Maddison 2015a) . Thiratoscirtines are a large group of salticids, very diverse in the Afrotropics, and their phylogeny is yet to be applied to morphological characters, homology hypotheses and synapomorphies. The phylogenetic relationships of Kibo without any sequence data is presently difficult even to speculate.