Bathippus gahavisuka, 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 : 6

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Bathippus gahavisuka

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Bathippus gahavisuka sp. nov.

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Type material. Holotype: male, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Eastern Highlands Province: Mt. Gahavisuka Provincial Park , 6.015° S, 145.412° E, elev. 2320 m a.s.l., 1–2 August 2008, coll. W. Maddison, WPM#08-025 ( UBC-SEM AR00079 ) GoogleMaps . Paratype: 1 female, same data as holotype ( UBC-SEM AR00080 ) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. A noun in apposition taken from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Similar in color pattern and markings to B. korei , but differs in the presence of a curved spur on the prolateral surface of the male chelicera ( Fig. 21), the thinner embolus and the shorter retrolateral tibial apophysis of the male palp ( Figs 23–25), and the wider median septum of the epigynum ( Fig. 26).

Description. Male (holotype, UBC-SEM AR00079). Carapace length 2.9; abdomen length 3.8. Chelicera ( Figs 21–22): dark red brown; promargin with three teeth and retromargin with one tooth; fang with a small cusp in the middle; prolateral surface with a curved spur. Palp ( Figs 23–25): sandy yellow to red brown. Tegulum narrow. Embolus short and slightly curved. Retrolateral tibial apophysis thin and finger-like. Measurements of legs: I 8.9, II 7.2, III 7.8, IV 7.1. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 19): carapace brown with two lateral cream stripes; abdomen grayish brown, with light yellow markings; legs yellowish to dark red brown.

Female (paratype, UBC-SEM AR00080). Carapace length 2.7; abdomen length 2.8. Chelicera: with two promarginal and one retromarginal tooth. Measurements of legs: I 6.0, II 5.4, III 6.7, IV 6.2. Epigynum ( Figs 26–27): window occupying about half of the epigynal plate; median septum wide almost reaching the anterior margin of window. Copulatory duct short with an accessory gland; spermatheca relatively small and oval. Color in alcohol ( Fig. 20): carapace light orange, with two lateral yellowish stripes; abdomen brownish, with yellowish speckles and a large leaf-like marking in the middle.

Natural history. Specimens were collected by beating forest understory vegetation.