Eleleis himba, Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020

Rodrigues, Bruno V. B. & Rheims, Cristina A., 2020, An overview of the African genera of Prodidominae spiders: descriptions and remarks (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), Zootaxa 4799 (1), pp. 1-80 : 31-33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4799.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E295AAC9-09C8-48A3-8C5F-402117381B80

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5920094

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE8789-3B41-A150-6AEC-F928ADC7FE3B

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Plazi

scientific name

Eleleis himba
status

sp. nov.

Eleleis himba   sp. nov.

Figs 12D View FIGURE 12 , 22 View FIGURE 22 A–C

Type material. Male holotype from Namibia, Kaokoland , Kunene region, 17°37’S 12°12’E, 13–16 October 1988, E. Griffin leg., deposited in SMN 40838 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The specific name refers to the most represented ethnic group from the type locality, Kaokoland (actual name Kunene), noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Males of Eleleis himba   sp. nov. resemble those of E. etosha   sp.nov. by RTA mostly straight with a ventral tip bent distally in retrolateral view, but differ by the tegular excavation located very close to the conductor (away from the conductor in E. etosha   sp. nov.) ( Figs 22B, C View FIGURE 22 ). Females are unknown.

Description. Male. Total length: 2.04. Carapace 0.92 long, 0.79 wide; Abdomen 1.05 long, 0.61 wide; Sternum 0.66 long, 0.56 wide; Spinnerets: ALS 0.15 long, 0.10 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.06, ALE 0.04, PME 0.06, PLE 0.05; interdistances: AME–AME 0.02, PME–PME 0.04. Chelicerae 0.29 long. Leg measurements: II: 2.60 (0.77, 0.41, 0.51, 0.46, 0.45); III: 2.28 (0.67, 0.24, 0.44, 0.48, 0.45); IV: 3.34 (0.94, 0.46, 0.73, 0.66, 0.55). Leg I lost. Palp: see species diagnosis.

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. Namibia, only known from the type locality ( Fig. 25 View FIGURE 25 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Genus

Eleleis