Stephanopis palliolata Simon, 1908

Machado, Miguel, Teixeira, Renato Augusto & Milledge, Graham A., 2019, On the Australian Bark Crab Spider Genus Stephanopis: Taxonomic Review and Description of Seven New Species (Araneae: Thomisidae: Stephanopinae), Records of the Australian Museum 71 (6), pp. 217-276: 264

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http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.71.2019.1698

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4654064

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Stephanopis palliolata Simon, 1908
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Stephanopis palliolata Simon, 1908  

Fig. 40 View Figure 40 Stephanopis palliolata Simon, 1908: 432   .

Type material examined. Syntype, 1♂, ZMB 20726 View Materials , Wooroloo , Western Australia, Australia   .

Other material examined. Queensland: ZMB 48561 View Materials , 1♂, Yandina, 26°33'S 152°57'E, D. Harms, 9 July 2006 GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Males of S. palliolata   resemble those of S. arenata   sp nov. by their striped legs, set of modified tibial and metatarsal macrosetae on leg I (long and thin barbs) ( Fig. 40A View Figure 40 ), and palpi with a hyaline Pcym, single-tipped RTA and a flattened embolus resting on a tegular ridge retro laterally positioned ( Fig. 40C View Figure 40 ). However, males of S. palliolata   can be easily distinguished from those of S. arenata   sp. nov. by longer and needle-shaped setae covering their entire body and, cymbium rounded but not retro-ventrally tilted ( Fig. 40C,D View Figure 40 ).

Description. Male ( ZMB 20726 View Materials ): Anterior eye row recurved and posterior straight, prosoma dark-yellow with a central and a pair of lateral brown patches ( Fig. 40A View Figure 40 ). Leg I entirely reddish-brown and legs II, III and IV yellow with brown annuli along all segments ( Fig. 40A View Figure 40 ). Opisthosoma obovate, with straight anterior border and covered by many needleshaped setae ( Fig. 40B View Figure 40 ).

Measurements: eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.07, ALE 0.17, PME 0.15, PLE 0.11, AME–AME 0.10, AME–ALE 0.07, PME–PME 0.18, PME–PLE 0.11, MOQ length 0.44, width 0.35; leg formula: 1-2-3-4: leg I—femur 2.11/ patella 0.95/ tibia 3.00/ metatarsus 1.33/ tarsus 0.73/ total 8.12; II—2.08/ 0.90/ 1.85/ 1.26/ 0.70 6.79; III—1.38/ 0.82/ 1.35/ 1.29/ 0.74/ 5.58; IV—1.45/ 0.85/ 1.33/ 1.30/ 0.74/ 5.67. Total body length 4.22; prosoma length 2.00, width 1.92; opisthosoma length 2.22; clypeus height 0.28; sternum length 0.89, width 0.93; gnathocoxae length 0.32, width 0.21; labium length 0.22, width 0.26.

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Western Australia and Queensland, Australia ( Fig. 42 View Figure 42 ).

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