Omoedus brevis, Zhang & Maddison, 2012

Zhang, Jun-Xia & Maddison, Wayne P., 2012, New euophryine jumping spiders from Papua New Guinea (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) 3491, Zootaxa 3491, pp. 1-74 : 22

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Omoedus brevis

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Omoedus brevis sp. nov.

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Type material. Holotype: male, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Central Province : Varirata National Park, 9.436° S, 147.364° E, elev. 740 m a.s.l., 4 August 2008, coll. W. Maddison, A. Kore & J. Kore, WPM#08-029 ( UBC-SEM AR00124 ) GoogleMaps . Paratype: 1 male, same data as holotype GoogleMaps .

Etymology. Latin brevis (short), referring to the short embolus of male palp.

Diagnosis. Can be easily distinguished from other species by the short embolus and the presence of tibial ventral bump of the male palp ( Figs 99–100).

Description. Male (holotype, UBC-SEM AR00124). Carapace length 1.6 (variation 1.6–1.7, n=2); abdomen length 1.4. Chelicera: dark red brown; with two promarginal teeth and one retromarginal tooth. Palp ( Figs 99–100): dark yellow brown with gray pigments. Retrolateral sperm duct loop about three quaters of tegulum width. Embolus very short and not coiled. Retrolateral tibial apophysis relatively short and finger-like. Tibial ventral bump big. Measurements of legs: I 3.8, II 2.6, III 3.1, IV 3.0. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 98): carapace dark brown, with iridescent scales behind PLEs and AMEs; dorsal abdomen dark brown, anterior margin with a wide band composed of golden iridescent scales, posterior part with a few transverse light yellow bands; ventral abdomen gray brown with brownish speckles; first pair of legs cream on tarsi, other segments dark brown; other legs dark brown on coxae, trochanters and femora, other segments cream.

Natural history. Specimens were found on leaf litter in forest.













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