Sicarius damarensis Lawrence, 1928

Lotz, L. N., 2012, Present status of Sicariidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Afrotropical region, Zootaxa 3522, pp. 1-41: 4-6

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5257820

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5257820

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scientific name

Sicarius damarensis Lawrence, 1928
status

 

Sicarius damarensis Lawrence, 1928  

( Fig. 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B)

Sicarius damarensis Lawrence, 1928: 221   ; Newlands 1986: 47, f. 16–18.

Types: ♀ Holotype from Namibia: Outjo , [2007'S, 1609'E], SAM 7057 View Materials [examined].  

Diagnosis: Leg femora in both sexes with long, medially widened setae dorsal, similar to the setae of S. dolichocephalus   ( Fig. 2B); this widening is not as extensive as in S. testaceus   , but is wider than in S. albospinosus   and S. hahni   ; the setae differ from those of S. spatulatus   in not being scoop shaped and not being on a raised on a slight mound. Male embolus ending in a thin pointed apex ( Fig. 3B), this is similar to most of the other species except for S. spatulatus   where the embolus apex is broad and blunt. Female spermathecae ( Fig. 4B) consist of three long finger-like sacs that branch of away from the copulatory tube end in a similar way to S. hahni   and S. testaceus   , but not like S. albospinosus   , in S. dolichocephalus   the copulatory tube is very short and the spermathecae is unbranched and in S. spatulatus   the copulatory tube is a broad chamber to witch the spermathecae is joined with thin tubes; the copulatory tube is widened in a smooth arc over most of its length below the spermathecae, unlike any of the other species; the lateral spermathecal sac has a corrugated posteriorlateral side, unlike any of the other species.

Female: (SAM-ENW-B007057): TL = 7.3; CL = 3.3; CW = 3.5; CLL = 0.8. AME-LE 0.6; Eye diameter 0.2. Leg measurements:

Distribution: Sicarius damarensis   is distributed in the northern part of Namibia ( Fig. 5B).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Sicarius

Loc

Sicarius damarensis Lawrence, 1928

Lotz, L. N. 2012
2012
Loc

Sicarius damarensis

Newlands, G. 1986: 47
Lawrence, R. F. 1928: 221
1928