Carteronius lumumba Bonaldo & Ramírez, 2022

Eb. Bonaldo, Ramírez, Martín J., Om. Labarque, Shimano, Yulie, Silva-Junior, Cláudio J. & Haddad, Charles R., 2022, Switching identities: a revision of the Afrotropical spider genus Carteronius Simon 1897 (Araneae, Corinnidae), senior synonym of Mandaneta Strand, 1932, with a new genus of the Pronophaea group, Zootaxa 5205 (4), pp. 343-373 : 361-363

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Carteronius lumumba Bonaldo & Ramírez

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Carteronius lumumba Bonaldo & Ramírez sp. nov.

Figs 15 View FIGURE 15 ; 16 View FIGURE 16 ; Map 1 View MAP 1

Types. ♂ holotype from Estuaire, Ntoum (00°23’N, 09°47’E), GABON, 5–15.X.1985, leg. A. Pauly (pelouse jardin, bac d’eau) ( MRAC 172.929 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; ♀ paratype from Kwango: Feshi , environs 15 Km. Et droite de la route vers Popokabaka [06°07’S, 18°10’E], GoogleMaps DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, 850 m.a.s.l., III.1959, J. Leleup leg. (Forêt marécageux de la tête de source de la Kikoli) ( MRAC 154.508 View Materials ). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition referring to Patrice Émery Lumumba, first Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo, after its independence from Belgium.

Diagnosis. Males of Carteronius lumumba sp. nov. resemble those of C. sudanus comb. nov. by the absence of a retrolateral apical tegular process and by the bifid tip of the embolus ( Figs 4A View FIGURE 4 , 16B View FIGURE 16 ), but differ by the narrower proximal half of the embolus and by the long spermatic duct, which touches the apical margin of the bulb ( Fig. 16B View FIGURE 16 ). Females of C. lumumba sp. nov. are similar to those of C. simoni sp. nov. by the inconspicuous lateral plates of the posterior epigynal sector ( Figs 16D View FIGURE 16 , 17C View FIGURE 17 ), but can be recognized by the narrower, convergent copulatory ducts ( Fig. 16D View FIGURE 16 ).

Description. Male. (MRAC 172.929). Measurements: Total length 6.96, CL 3.34, CW 1.87, AL 3.12, AW 1.82, SL 1.60, SW 1.50. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.27, ALE 0.19, PLE 0.22, PME 0.20, AMEAME 0.17, AME-ALE 0.20, ALE-ALE 1.38, PME-PME 0.30, PME-PLE 0.36, PLE-PLE 1.64. Length of leg: I 3.62+1.40+3.54+2.50+1.27=12.33; II 3.61+1.36+3.36+2.76+1.28=12.37; III 2.37+0.94+1.93+1.69+0.88=7.81; IV 2.74+1.26+3.35+?+?=?. Chelicerae: promargin with three spaced teeth, median tooth largest; retromargin with two teeth, separated by deep excavation, proximal tooth extremely developed ( Fig. 16A View FIGURE 16 ). Leg spination: femora: I do 0-1-0, II do 0-1-0, III do 0-1-0, IV do 0-1-0; tibiae: I ve 2-2-2-2-2-2, II ve 1r-1r, III ve 0-2, IV pl 0-0-1 rl 0-0-1; metatarsi: I ve 2-2, II ve 2-2, III pl 0-0-1 rl 0-0-1 ve 2-2-1, IV broken. Coloration: Carapace, chelicerae, endites, labium and sternum reddish-brown. Legs yellow, with femora I and II reddish-brown. Abdomen gray dorsally, with irregular white spots; yellow ventrally ( Fig. 15A View FIGURE 15 ). Palp: RTA with ventral lobe subrectangular and without excavations; medial lobe narrow, smaller than dorsal lobe; sperm duct with loop almost reaching prolateral margin of tegulum ( Figs 16B, C View FIGURE 16 ).

Female. (MRAC 154.508) Measurements: Total length 8.54, CL 4.07, CW 3.56, AL 4.37, AW 3.37, SL 1.91, SW 1.80. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.32, ALE 0.20, PLE 0.22, PME 0.25, AME-AME 0.30, AMEALE 0.26, ALE-ALE 1.87, PME-PME 0.50, PME-PLE 0.51, PLE-PLE 2.16. Length of leg segments: I 3.03+1.50 +2.78+2.18+1.21=10.70; II 2.81+1.41+2.75+2.14+1.19=10.30; III 2.45+1.28+1.99+1.78+0.89=8.39; IV 3.07+1.32 +2.57+2.77+0.96=10.69. Chelicerae: promargin with three spaced teeth, median tooth largest; retromargin with two teeth, with proximal one extremely developed. Leg spination: femora: III do 0-0-0-1p, IV do 0-0-0-2; tibiae: I ve 1 p -2-2-2-2-2, II ve 0-2-2-2-2, III?, IV ve 0-1 p; metatarsi: I ve 2-2, II ve 2-2, III pl 0-0-1 rl 0-0-1 ve 2-2-1, IV pl 0-0-0-1 rl 0-0-0-1 ve 0-1 r -1 p -0. Coloration: Carapace, chelicerae, endites, labium and sternum reddish. All leg segments yellowish. Abdomen gray dorsally, with large leaf spot from middle to spinnerets; whitish ventrally ( Fig. 15C View FIGURE 15 ). Epigynum: CDv long, straight, ST2 tapering, anteriorly located, gland ducts inconspicuous, similarly sized to ST1; CDd S-shaped ( Fig. 16E View FIGURE 16 ).

Other material examined. CAMEROON: Southwest Province , Meme Division , Mt Kupe above Nyassosso, 04°50’N, 09°41’E, 800–1200 m.a.s.l., 16–19.II.1992, Griswold, Scharff, Wanzie, Larcher, Masongo leg. GoogleMaps , 1♀ ( CAS, CASENT 9033135 ) ; CAMEROON loc 174, 10.XI.1949 – 13.XII.1950, J. B. -S. & J. D. leg., 1♂ ( ZMUC) .

Distribution. Known from three countries in Central Africa ( Map 1 View MAP 1 ).


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