Kituba langalanga, 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 : 57-58

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Kituba langalanga

sp. nov.

Kituba langalanga View in CoL sp. nov.

Figs 37 View FIGURE 37 B–F, 39E–F, 40A–B, 43A–C

Type material. Female holotype from D.R. Congo, Langa-Langa , 02°28’N 21°27’E, 17 June 2009, D. De Bakker leg., deposited in MRAC 228139 View Materials GoogleMaps . Two female paratypes deposited together with holotype GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality, noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Females of Kituba langalanga sp. nov. differ from those of K. mayombensis sp. nov. by the epigyne with the epigynal plate not surpassing the epigastric furrow (surpassing the epigastric furrow in K. mayombensis sp. nov.) and copulatory openings rounded with C-shaped sclerotized margins (under small triangular hood-like ridges in K. mayombensis sp. nov.) ( Fig. 43A View FIGURE 43 ). Males are unknown.

Description. Female (holotype). Carapace and legs yellow pale, abdomen slightly gray ( Fig. 37B View FIGURE 37 ). Total length: 2.32. Carapace 0.80 long, 0.58 wide; Abdomen 1.50 long, 0.34 wide; Sternum 0.56 long, 0.46 wide; Spinnerets ALS 0.15 long, 0.13 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.06, ALE 0.06, PME 0.04, PLE 0.06; interdistances: AME–AME 0.02, PME–PME 0.02. Chelicerae 0.29 long. Leg measurements: I: 2.36 (0.69, 0.50, 0.50, 0.40, 0.27); II: 1.77 (0.42, 0.30, 0.36, 0.35, 0.34); III: 1.66 (0.48, 0.25, 0.30, 0.34, 0.29); IV: 2.63 (0.70, 0.39, 0.60, 0.54, 0.40). Leg spination: III—tibia p0-1-0, v0-1p-1p; metatarsus p0-0-1. IV—tibia p0-0-1, r1-0-1, v1p-0-1; metatarsus v0-0- 1p. Vulva: copulatory ducts long, convoluted laterally and anteriorly; secondary spermathecae emerging as small bump; connecting duct thickened, moderately straight; primary spermathecae round; fertilization duct short, laterad ( Figs 43B, C View FIGURE 43 ).

Male. Unknown.

Variation. Total length (3 females): 2.10–2.32.

Distribution. D.R. Congo, only known from the type locality ( Fig. 44 View FIGURE 44 ).













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