Selenops duan, Crews, Sarah C., 2011
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Holotype female: Cañada Miguel, Comendador, Elias Piña, Dominican Republic, 17.XII.1979, F. Marcano, (MNHNSD, A-515).
The species name comes from the indigenous Taíno word for the region, Duan, and is to be treated as a noun in apposition.
Females can be separated from all other species by the lateral lobes which come together medially and form an anterior rounded projection that the genital openings are located behind (Figs 133-134). Males unknown.
Female holotype: Color:carapace orange-brown; sternum orange- brown, darker around border; chelicerae uniformly brownish-red; maxillae light orange-brown lightening distally; labium orange-brown, lightening toward the distal edge; abdomen dorsally cream-colored, faded, remnants of lanceolate stripe, including pale spots, particularly in center, festoon visible; ventrally cream-colored; legs orange to orange-brown, annulations faint but present, probably faded. Carapace: 0.89 times longer than broad; fovea longitudinal, broad, very shallow. Eyes:AER nearly straight; PER slightly recurved; PME larger than AME, PLE largest, ALE smallest; eye diameters, AME 0.28, ALE 0.10, PME 0.40, PLE 0.48; interdistances AME-PME 0.10, PME-ALE 0.15, ALE-PLE 0.48. PME-PME 1.63. ALE-ALE 2.70; ocular quadrangle AME-AME 0.58, PLE-PLE 2.68; clypeus 0.09 high. Mouthparts:chelicerae with stout setae medially and anteriorly; maxillae longer than broad, with tuft of conspicuous setae distally; labium distally rounded. Sternum:1.10 times longer than broad, posteriorly indented. Legs:leg I only slightly shorter than leg II; leg formula 2134; scopulae present on all 4 tarsi and metatarsi and tibiae I and II; tarsi I-IV with strong claw tufts; pr claw per foot slightly toothed; spination: leg I, Fm pr 1 –1– 0, d 1 –1– 1, rl 1 –1– 1; Ti d 0, v 2 –2– 2; Mt v 2-2; leg II, Fm pr 1 –1– 0, d 1 –1– 1, rl 1 –1– 1; Ti v 2 –2– 2; Mt v 2-2; leg III, Fm pr 1 –1– 0, d 1 –1– 1, rl 0 –0– 1; Ti v 2 –2– 0; Mt v 2-1; leg IV, Fm pr 1 –1– 0, d 1 –1– 1, rl 0 –1– 1; Ti v 2 –2– 0; Mt v 2-1. Abdomen:without terminal setal tufts. Pedipalp:claw with 13 teeth. Epigyne:lateral lobes fused asymmetrically, anteriorly forming rounded projection, genital openings located laterally behind projection, epigynal pockets present; internally, ducts connect to oval to round spermathecae, anterior most with lateral, small quadrangular projections, fertilization ducts located posteriorly, directed laterally, posterodorsal fold present, covering posterior spermathecae (Figs 133-134). Dimensions: Total length 11.83. Carapace length 5.08, width 5.68. Sternum length 2.75, width 2.50. Abdomen length 6.75, width 4.80. Pedipalp: Fm 1.50, Pt 1.00, Ti 1.00, Ta 1.70, total 5.20. Leg I: Fm 5.75, Pt 2.75, Ti 5.00, Mt 4.00, Ta 1.85, total 19.35. Leg II: Fm 6.75, Pt 2.40, Ti 5.50, Mt 4.35, Ta 2.00, total 21.00. Leg III: Fm 6.00, Pt 1.75, Ti 4.75, Mt 4.60, Ta 1.75, total 18.85. Leg IV: Fm 5.75, Pt 1.90, Ti 4.75, Mt 4.00, Ta 1.75, total 18.15.
Known only from the type locality, the center of Hispaniola, and is apparently endemic to the island (Map 13).
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