Eleleis leleupi, 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 : 33

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5920096

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE8789-3B7F-A150-6AEC-FE60ADF1FB87

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Plazi

scientific name

Eleleis leleupi
status

sp. nov.

Eleleis leleupi sp. nov.

Figs 12E View FIGURE 12 , 13A, B View FIGURE 13 , 22 View FIGURE 22 D–F

Type material. Male holotype from South Africa, Cape Province, Clanwilliam, Cederberg , 32°21’S 019°10’E, July 1962, N. Leleup leg., deposited in MRAC 131978 View Materials GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific name is a patronym in honor of N. Leleup, collector of the holotype.

Diagnosis. Males of Eleleis leleupi sp. nov. are distinguished from those of the other species of the genus by having a median apophysis and conductor twisted around each other, at 12 o’clock position, and by the embolus arising at 5 o’clock position ( Figs 22 View FIGURE 22 D–F). Females are unknown.

Description. Male. Total length: 1.84. Carapace 0.64 long, 0.53 wide; Abdomen 1.15 long, 0.74 wide; Sternum 0.51 long, 0.45 wide; Spinnerets ALS 0.11 long, 0.87 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.04, ALE 0.05, PME 0.06, PLE 0.05; interdistances: AME–AME 0.02, PME–PME 0.02. Chelicerae 0.21 long. Leg measurements: I: 1.87 (0.57, 0.31, 0.35, 0.31, 0.33); II: 1.59 (0.48, 0.25, 0.30, 0.27, 0.29); III: 1.43 (0.41, 0.22, 0.24, 0.29, 0.27); IV: 1.96 (0.54, 0.30, 0.40, 0.38, 0.34). Palp: RTA short and sinuous in retrolateral view; tegular excavation prolateral; conductor with sinuous tip ( Figs 22 View FIGURE 22 D–F).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa, only known from the type locality ( Fig. 24 View FIGURE 24 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Genus

Eleleis