Eleleis solitaria, 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 : 36

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5920102

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE8789-3B7C-A153-6AEC-FC30ADE6F9E4

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scientific name

Eleleis solitaria
status

sp. nov.

Eleleis solitaria   sp. nov.

Figs 1A View FIGURE 1 , 11D, E View FIGURE 11 , 12G View FIGURE 12 , 23 View FIGURE 23 G–I

Type material. Female holotype from Cape Verde, St Vicent Island, Mindelo, 16°53’N 24°59’W, 11 November 1998, W. Tavernier leg., deposited in MRAC 208392 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The specific name is a Latin adjective meaning “alone”, in reference to the isolated distribution of the species.

Diagnosis. Females of Eleleis solitaria   sp. nov. resemble those of E. etosha   sp. nov. and E. haddadi   sp. nov. by the the median atrium larger than posterior median excavation, but differ by atrium large and round (subrectangular in E. haddadi   sp. nov. and bullet-shaped in E. etosha   sp. nov.) ( Fig. 23G View FIGURE 23 ). Males are unknown.

Description. Female. Total length: 3.03. Carapace 0.95 long, 0.77 wide; Abdomen 1.90 long, 1.02 wide; Sternum 0.71 long, 0.56 wide; Spinnerets ALS 0.21 long, 0.14 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.04, ALE 0.04, PME 0.06, PLE 0.06; interdistances: AME–AME 0.03, PME–PME 0.02. Chelicerae 0.29 long. Leg measurements: I: 2.52 (0.74, 0.40, 0.56, 0.42, 0.40); II: 2.13 (0.62, 0.37, 0.39, 0.40, 0.35); III: 1.85 (0.56, 0.30, 0.33, 0.38, 0.31); IV: 2.56 (0.74, 0.41, 0.46, 0.52, 0.43). Epigyne: posterior median excavation three times longer than wide, with lateral margins converging posteriorly ( Fig. 23G View FIGURE 23 ). Vulva: copulatory and connecting ducts with few folds; proximal part of copulatory duct laterad; secondary spermathecae arising posteriorly from reniform bulbous part of duct; fertilization ducts arising posteriorly from primary spermathecae ( Fig. 23H View FIGURE 23 ).

Male. Unknown.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Genus

Eleleis