Eleleis luderitz, 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

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE8789-3B7C-A153-6AEC-FF24ADC7FC8C

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scientific name

Eleleis luderitz
status

sp. nov.

Eleleis luderitz   sp. nov.

Figs 12G View FIGURE 12 , 13C, D View FIGURE 13 , 23 View FIGURE 23 D –F

Type material. Female holotype from Namibia, Diamond Area 1, E of Grosse Bucht, Lüderitz Peninsula, 26°43’S 15°07’E, 10 September 1989, E. Griffin leg., deposited in SMN 41732 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

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

Diagnosis. Females of Eleleis luderitz   sp. nov. resemble those of E. crinita   , E. okavango   sp. nov. and E. limpopo   sp. nov. by the epigyne with median atrium smaller than the posterior median excavation, but differ by the epigyne with a transverse groove between the small atrium and the larger, pentagonal posterior median excavation (absent in E. okavango   sp. nov., E. limpopo   sp. nov., and E. crinita   ) ( Fig. 23D View FIGURE 23 ). Males are unknown.

Description. Female (holotype). Total length: 2.84. Carapace 0.78 long, 0.69 wide; Abdomen 1.95 long, 1.35 wide; Sternum 0.61 long, 0.55 wide; Spinnerets ALS 0.18 long, 0.14 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.06, ALE 0.05, PME 0.06, PLE 0.06; interdistances: AME–AME 0.03, PME–PME 0.02. Chelicerae 0.22 long. Leg measurements: I: 2.16 (0.64, 0.35, 0.44, 0.36, 0.37); II: 1.93 (0.44, 0.36, 0.54, 0.30, 0.29); III: 1.65 (0.46, 0.28, 0.25, 0.35, 0.31); IV: 2.36 (0.62, 0.36, 0.56, 0.44, 0.38). Vulva: proximal part of copulatory ducts running anteriorly, parallel to each other; secondary spermathecae arising posteriorly from bulbous part of duct; fertilization ducts arising medially from primary spermathecae ( Fig. 23E View FIGURE 23 ).

Male. 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