Afroneutria hybrida, Polotow, Daniele & Jocqué, Rudy, 2015

Polotow, Daniele & Jocqué, Rudy, 2015, Afroneutria, a new spider genus of Afrotropical Ctenidae (Arachnida, Araneae), European Journal of Taxonomy 121, pp. 1-27 : 20-22

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.121

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6110393

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/425F304C-8F67-4DFA-A475-A3E3115CFEB8

taxon LSID

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treatment provided by

Jeremy

scientific name

Afroneutria hybrida
status

sp. nov.

Afroneutria hybrida sp. nov.

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Figs 10 View Fig. 10 A–B, 11 View Fig. 11 A–C, 13 C–D, 16 View Fig. 16 B

Diagnosis

The males of Afroneutria hybrida sp. nov. differ from those of the other species of the genus by the laminar embolus with acute tip, the short additional subdistal projection of the embolus and the truncated RTA ( Figs 11 View Fig. 11 A–B, 13 C–D).

Etymology

The specific name is derived from Latin ibrida, meaning a mongrel, specifically the offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, and making reference to the similarity of the morphology to that of Afroneutria velox comb. nov. and A. quadrimaculata sp. nov.

Material examined

Holotype

TANZANIA: ♂, Kambai Forest Reserve , Muheza District , Tanga Region, 4°59’ S, 38°41’ E, ZMUC GoogleMaps .

Paratype

TANZANIA: 1 ♂, same collection data as holotype, ZMUC GoogleMaps .

Additional material

None.

Description (holotype)

Total length 12.40. Carapace 6.50 long and 5.50 wide. Eye diameter: AME 0.32, ALE 0.19, PME 0.60, PLE 0.56. Leg measurements: I: femur 9.70 / patella 3.20 / tibia 10.60 / metatarsus 11.40 / tarsus 4.70 / total 39.60; II: 8.70 / 3.10 / 8.90 / 9.50 / 3.50 / 33.70; III: 7.50 / 2.40 / 6.70 / 7.70 / 3.10 / 27.40; IV: 10.20 / 2.60 / 10.00 / 13.20 / 4.30 / 40.30. Leg formula 4123. Leg spination: tibia I and II v2-2 -2-2-2, r1-1, p1- 1; III and IV v2-2 -2, r1-1, p1-1; metatarsus I, II and III v2-2 -2, p1-1-1, r1-1-1; IV v1-1 -1-1-1-2, r1-1-1, p1-1-1. Coloration: venter of abdomen black, with two white spots placed transversely behind epigastric furrow ( Fig. 10 View Fig. 10 B). Palp: cymbium elongated, longer than tibia; conductor oval; median apophysis straight ( Figs 11 View Fig. 11 A–B, 13 C–D).

Distribution

Tanzania ( Fig. 16 View Fig. 16 B).

ZMUC

Denmark, Kobenhavn [= Copenhagen], University of Copenhagen, Zoological Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Ctenidae

Genus

Afroneutria