Zelotibia major Russell-Smith & Murphy, 2005 : 109

Nzigidahera, Benoît & Jocqué, Rudy, 2009, An of Zelotibia (Araneae, Gnaphosidae), a spider genus with a species swarm in the Albertine Rift, ZooKeys 13 (13), pp. 1-28 : 18

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.13.145

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:060B6F4D-830F-443E-8E5A-F9DE9ECB7289

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3792128

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/3B2B8794-2C10-192D-FF64-8ECAA555882D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Zelotibia major Russell-Smith & Murphy, 2005 : 109
status

 

Zelotibia major Russell-Smith & Murphy, 2005: 109 (descr. ♁)

Figs 9 View Figures 1-11 , 24 View Figures 17-26 , 34 View Figures 27-36 , 40 View Figure 40

Material examined. Type material. Holotype. Male. BURUNDI: Rusarenda , 3°07’S 29°33’E 27.V.2002, mountain forest, by hand, Nzigidahera Benoît ( MRAC 213753 View Materials ). GoogleMaps

Other material. All from BURUNDI, Parc National de la Kibira , Rwegura, Mt Musumba, 02°52’S 029°30’E, Nzigidahera B. site 7, 2100 m, tea plantation: 1♁: 25.V.2008 ( INECN) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♁: 25.V.2008 ( MRAC 226241 View Materials ) ; 2♀: 10.II.2008, (IN- ECN); 1♀: 26.I.2008, ( INECN) ; 1♁: 25.X.2008 ( INECN) ; 1 ♀: 25/5/2008 ( MRAC 226241 View Materials ) ; 1 ♁: 10.IV.2008 ( MRAC 226332 View Materials ) ; 1 ♁: 25.IV.2008 ( MRAC 226333 View Materials ) ; 3 ♁: 10.III.2008 ( MRAC 226334 View Materials ) ; 1 ♀: 10.IV.2008 ( MRAC 226335 View Materials ) ; 1 ♀: 25.III.2008, ( MRAC 226336 View Materials ) ; 1 ♁: 25.XI.2008 ( MRAC 226337 View Materials ) ; 2 ♁: 25.II.2008 ( MRAC 226338 View Materials ) ; 2 ♁: 10.VI.2008 ( MRAC 226339 View Materials ) ; 2 ♀: 25.II.2008 ( MRAC 226340 View Materials ) .

Diagnosis. Females of Zelotibia major are recognized by the large copulatory openings, connectd by a transverse groove, in the centre of the epigyne.

Description. Female. (MRAC 226241) ( Fig. 9 View Figures 1-11 ): Total length 6.40, Carapace 2.40 long and 1.76 wide. Carapace dark chestnut brown suffused with black and with darker almost black grey striae radiating from fovea. Eyes AME area dark, anterior row recurved, posterior row straight. AME: 0.08; ALE: 0.11; PME: 0.11; PLE: 0.11; AME-AME: 0.07; AME-ALE: 0.02; PME-PME: 0.07; PME-PLE: 0.05. Chelicerae chestnut brown, outer margin with three 3 small teeth, bordered by dark bristles, inner margin with four larger teeth. Sternum dark chestnut brown, with dense cover of dark bristles along margin. Labium coloured dark chestnut brown. Legs with its of femora, patellae and tibiae dark with yellow stripes; tarsi and metatarsi yellowish brown. Metatarsi III and IV with ventral preening comb at tip. Abdomen Dorsum very dark grey, densely covered with setae and tuft of long bristles at anterior end; venter grey. Spinnerets pale brown suffused with grey. Epigyne ( Figs 24 View Figures 17-26 , 34 View Figures 27-36 ) with two large copulatory openings connected by groove in centre. Copulatory ducts composed of almost straight short ducts and slightly curved, less thick ducts, leading into medium sized, globular, adjacent spermathecae.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality, Rusarenda and Musumba in

Kibira National Park, Burundi ( Fig. 40 View Figure 40 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Zelotibia

Loc

Zelotibia major Russell-Smith & Murphy, 2005 : 109

Nzigidahera, Benoît & Jocqué, Rudy 2009
2009
Loc

Zelotibia major

Russell-Smith A & Murphy JA 2005: 109
2005