Selenops tonteldoos, Corronca, 2005

Corronca, José Antonio, 2005, Four new species of Selenops (Araneae, Selenopidae) and comments on the distribution of Afrotropical species, Zootaxa 1003 (1), pp. 33-44 : 35-36

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Selenops tonteldoos

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Selenops tonteldoos View in CoL sp. nov. ( Figs. 1–2 View FIGURES 1–4. 1–2 , Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 ­Map 1)

Type. Female holotype from South Africa, Dullstroom District, Tonteldoos (25º19´S 29º58´E), 22/VII/1994, Mr. Papenfuss Col., deposited in NCA 95/132 GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the type locality.

Diagnosis. S. tonteldoos shares a similar opisthosoma colour pattern with S. feron Corronca ( Corronca 2002:15, Fig. 24), but the general form of the epigynum with the middle field not reaching the posterior margin ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–4. 1–2 ), the genital openings posterior to the median portion of the epigynum and the globular spermathecae ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1–4. 1–2 ) differ this species with S. feron . The fertilization ducts of S. tooltedoos are shorter and not coiled as in S. feron and the copulatory ducts are narrower than in S. feron . S. tonteldoos has tufts of white hairs on the posterior portion of the opisthosoma which are absent in S. feron .

Female (holotype). Total length 14.30. Prosoma 5.10 long, 6.14 wide. Opisthosoma 9.15 long, 7.59 wide. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.21, ALE 0.16, PME 0.26, PLE 0.53, AME–AME 0.33, AME–ALE 0.63, AME–PME 0.19, PME–PME 1.10, PME– PLE 0.70, PLE–PLE 2.63, ALE–ALE 2.17. Leg formula 2431. Leg measurements: I Fe 5.38, Pat+Tib 6.16, Mt 3.39, Ta 1.39, total 16.32; II 7.34, 8.32, 4.47, 1.54, total 21.67; III 7.55, 8.00, 4.47, 1.38, total 21.40; IV 7.70, 7.75, 4.62, 1.38, total 21.45. Leg spination: Fe I–IV pr1.0.0, d1.1.1, rt0.0.1; Tib I–II v2.2.2, III–IV v2.2.0; Mt I–IV v2.2. Prosoma brownreddish; chelicerae dark brown­reddish and legs dark brown with dorsal portion of the femora light brown, terminal portion of all tibiae and metatarsi with whitish hairs. Opisthosoma pale yellow with a central, longitudinal dark band with lateral branches and lateral dark spots; terminal portion of the opisthosoma with tufts of white hairs. Venter of the opisthosoma yellowish. Epigynum and spermathecae as in Figs 1–2 View FIGURES 1–4. 1–2 .

Male: Unknown.

Known distribution: Known only from the type locality.













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