Pochyta lucida, 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 : 16

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5052.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8D10E5AA-95AA-43A7-900E-9B7BD08956B4

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5565911

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BE8A22-FFF4-FFEB-FF53-B4496033F8F9

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Plazi

scientific name

Pochyta lucida
status

sp. n.

Pochyta lucida sp. n.

Figs 57–60 View FIGURES 57–60

Type material. Holotype, female: GABON: Woleu-Ntem, Monts de Cristal, Tchimbélé , 0°37’N 10°24’E, forest, 600 m a.s.l., 7.VI.2007, leg. W. Maddison, D. de Bakker, M. Bodner ( BBM). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. This species is distinguished from congeners in having a large epigynal depression with tongueshaped ridge in centre ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 57–60 ).

Etymology. The specific name is Latin, meaning light, and refers to the pale colouration of the species.

Description. Male unknown.

Female. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 2.3, width 1.7, height 1.1. Eye field: length 1.1, anterior width 1.8, posterior width 1.6. Abdomen: length 2.8, width 1.9. General appearance as in Fig. 57 View FIGURES 57–60 . Small spider. Carapace high, sloping posteriorly, yellow, eye field slightly darker—orange, eyes surrounding by black rings. Distance between anterior lateral eyes larger than between posteriors. Eyes large, set on small tubercles, diameter of anterior median eyes more than double that of anterior lateral eyes. Anterior eyes encircled by small white scales. Faint colourless hairs on carapace, longer brown bristles near eyes. Mouthparts and sternum light yellowish. Abdomen greyish-beige, with whitish pattern composed of serrated median streak and elongate lateral patches ( Fig. 57 View FIGURES 57–60 ), without hairs, venter light greyish. Spinnerets light yellow. Legs yellow, first pair with single spine on both surfaces of patella, four pairs of extremely long ventral spines on tibia and three pairs on metatarsus ( Fig. 58 View FIGURES 57–60 ). Pedipalp with retrolateral spine on tarsus. Epigyne small, delicate, with shallow depression separated by wide bulging median ridge ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 57–60 ). Internal structure as in Fig. 60 View FIGURES 57–60 , copulatory openings placed mesially, seminal ducts short, curving laterally.

Distribution. Type locality only.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Pochyta