Bathippus korei, 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 : 8-10

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Bathippus korei

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Bathippus korei 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 AR00081 ) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 1 female, same data as holotype ( UBC-SEM AR00082 ) GoogleMaps ; 2 males and 1 female in three vials, same data as holotype GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronym in honor of Mr. Agustus Kore, who participated in collecting specimens in Varirata National Park.

Diagnosis. Differs from other species by the presence of seven teeth on the promargin of female and male chelicerae ( Figs 37–39), and the wider embolus of the male palp ( Figs 34–36).

Description. Male (holotype, UBC-SEM AR00081). Carapace length 3.5 (variation 3.5–3.9, n=3); abdomen length 4.9. Chelicera ( Figs 37–38): dark red brown; promargin with seven teeth and a small cusp near the fang base, retromargin without distinct tooth but with a big process at the base of the fang. Palp ( Figs 34–36): light yellow. Tegulum narrow. Embolus relatively wide and slightly curved. Retrolateral tibial apophysis finger-like with a small cusp near the tip. Measurements of legs: I 12.2, II 9.5, III 10.8, IV 9.3. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 32): carapace orange; abdomen grayish brown, with light yellow speckles and markings; legs sandy yellow to yellow brown.

Female (paratype, UBC-SEM AR00082). Carapace length 2.9; abdomen length 4.5. Chelicera ( Fig. 39): with seven promarginal and one retromarginal tooth. Measurements of legs: I 6.2, II 5.5, III 7.2, IV 6.5. Epigynum ( Figs 40–41): window occupying almost three quaters of the epigynal plate; median septum relatively wide; opening to the copulatory duct at anterior edge of median septum. Copulatory duct short; spermatheca long oval. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 33): carapace orange, with a light yellow stripe in thoracic area; abdomen brown, with a yellowish leaf-like marking in the middle; legs sandy yellow.