Smeringopus chibububo, Huber, 2012

HUBER, BERNHARD A., 2012, Revision and cladistic analysis of the Afrotropical endemic genus Smeringopus Simon, 1890 (Araneae: Pholcidae), Zootaxa 3461 (1), pp. 1-138 : 109-110

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3461.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0704C43A-73D8-4A28-915A-7FF8611C8606

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5256560

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FBB532-FFE9-176E-FF6A-09733E03FBF7

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Felipe

scientific name

Smeringopus chibububo
status

new species

Smeringopus chibububo new species

Figs. 566–567, 570 View FIGURES 558–571 , 582–583 View FIGURES 572–583 , 602–603 View FIGURES 592–607 , 673–678 View FIGURES 673–678

Type. Male holotype from Mozambique, Inhambane Province, Vilankulos, Casa Chibububo (22°01.2’S, 35°19,2’E), leaf litter, coastal bush, 3 m a.s.l., 12.xii.2007 (C. Haddad, R. Lyle, R. Fourie), in ZFMK ( Ar 8492 ) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The name is a noun in apposition, derived from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Distinguished from similar congeners by tip of procursus (distinctive sclerotized and membranous elements, prolateral flap; Figs. 673–675 View FIGURES 673–678 ; similar S. kalomo ), shape of embolus ( Figs. 676–678 View FIGURES 673–678 ; distinctive prolateral view); from S. peregrinoides also by longer and more downward directed cheliceral apophyses (similar S. peregrinus ; cf. Figs. 614, 615 View FIGURES 609–616 ) and absence of v-shaped or u-shaped structure frontally in female internal genitalia ( Fig. 602 View FIGURES 592–607 ).

Male (holotype). Total body length 6.5, carapace width 2.0. Leg 1: 46.4 (12.0 + 0.8 + 11.9 + 18.9 + 2.8), tibia 2: 8.4, tibia 3: 6.5, tibia 4: 8.8; tibia 1 L/d: 56. Habitus as in Fig. 566 View FIGURES 558–571 . Carapace ochre-yellow with brown median and lateral marks, clypeus with pair of dark stripes, sternum brown with light marks near bases of coxae 2–4 and medially, legs light brown, femora and tibiae with lighter tips and subdistal dark rings, abdomen ochre-gray with distinct dorsal and ventral dark pattern. Distance PME-PME 160 µm, diameter PME 150 µm, distance PME-ALE 70 µm, distance AME-AME 35 µm, diameter AME 150 µm. Ocular area slightly elevated, secondary eyes with ‘pseudo-lenses’; deep thoracic pit. Chelicerae as in S. peregrinus (cf. Figs. 614, 615 View FIGURES 609–616 ), with one pair of distal apophyses. Palps as in Figs. 582 and 583 View FIGURES 572–583 , coxa with distinct retrolateral apophysis and shallow wide furrow, trochanter barely modified, femur with retrolateral furrow, procursus with distinctive distal elements (prolateral membranous flap; Figs. 673–675 View FIGURES 673–678 ), bulb with distinctively shaped prolateral process on embolus ( Figs. 676–678 View FIGURES 673–678 ). Legs without spines, few vertical hairs, with curved hairs on tibiae and metatarsi 1 and 2, retrolateral trichobothrium on tibia 1 at 2.5%; prolateral trichobothrium present on tibia 1.

Variation. Tibia 1 in other male: 13.6.

Female. In general similar to male; tibia 1 in 2 females: 11.7, 11.9. Epigynum very similar S. peregrinus ( Fig. 602 View FIGURES 592–607 ); internal genitalia as in Fig. 603 View FIGURES 592–607 (very similar S. kalomo , S. similis ).

Distribution. Known from two localities in Mozambique ( Fig. 608 View FIGURE 608 ).

Material examined. MOZAMBIQUE: Inhambane Prov.: Vilankulos, Casa Chibububo : 1♂ type above; same data, 2♂ 2♀ in ZFMK ( Ar 8493). GoogleMaps Bartolomeu Dias Point , BD Lodge (21°15.6’S, 35°06.9’E), 5 m a.s.l., leaf litter, mangroves, 10.xii.2007 (C. Haddad, R. Lyle, R. Fourie), 1♀ in ZFMK (Ar 8494) GoogleMaps .

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Smeringopus