Eleleis crinita Simon, 1893

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 : 19

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5920092

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Eleleis crinita Simon, 1893
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Eleleis crinita Simon, 1893  

Figs 11 View FIGURE 11 A–C, 18A–H

Eleleis crinita Simon, 1893: 22   , figs 301, 302 (holotype female from Cape Colony, no exact locality [33°55’29.36”S, 18°25’26. 07”E], South Africa, Simon leg., deposited in MNHN 14700, examined); Dalmas, 1919: 338, figs 21, 35.

Remarks. The holotype of Eleleis crinita   is very poorly preserved. Nevertheless, it can be used to define the genus by the illustrations and original description. The female epigyne is not well defined, but the median atrium and posterior-median excavation are clearly visible. None of the specimens examined in this study could be assigned to E. crinita   , and thus, the type species continues to be represented solely by the holotype.

Diagnosis. Females of E. crinita   resemble those of E. limpopo   sp. nov., E. okavango   sp. nov. and E. luderitz   sp. nov. by the median atrium smaller than the posterior median excavation, but differ by the posterior median excavation at least two times wider than long (longer than wide in E. limpopo   sp. nov., E. okavango   sp. nov. and E. luderitz   sp. nov.) ( Figs 18G, H View FIGURE 18 ). Males are unknown.

Description. Female. Original coloration lost due to poor preservation of the specimen. Total length: 2.32. Carapace 0.75 long, 0.66 wide; abdomen 1.42 long, 0.90 wide; sternum 0.58 long, 0.55 wide; spinnerets ALS 0.18 long, 0.11 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.03; ALE 0.04; PLE 0.07; PME 0.05; interdistances: AME–AME 0.04; PME–PME 0.05. Chelicerae 0.26 long. Legs measurements: I: 2.12 (0.59, 0.38, 0.42, 0.37, 0.36); II: 1.83 (0.53, 0.28, 0.33, 0.33, 0.36); IV: 2.22 (0.57, 0.35, 0.46, 0.44, 0.40). Epigyne: epigynal plate wider than long; median atrium elliptical, slightly wider than long, smaller than posterior-median exacavation ( Fig. 18G View FIGURE 18 ). Vulva: with laterally convoluted duct; primary and secondary spermathecae barely visible ( Fig. 18H View FIGURE 18 ).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa, only known from “ Cape Colony” no exact locality ( Fig. 24 View FIGURE 24 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Genus

Eleleis

Loc

Eleleis crinita Simon, 1893

Rodrigues, Bruno V. B. & Rheims, Cristina A. 2020
2020
Loc

Eleleis crinita

Dalmas, R. 1919: 338
Simon, E. 1893: 22
1893