Sicarius dolichocephalus Lawrence, 1928

Lotz, L. N., 2012, Present status of Sicariidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Afrotropical region, Zootaxa 3522, pp. 1-41: 8

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Sicarius dolichocephalus Lawrence, 1928
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Sicarius dolichocephalus Lawrence, 1928  

( Figs. 2B, 4C, 6A)

Sicarius dolichocephalus Lawrence, 1928: 222   ; Newlands 1986: 49, f. 19–20.

Types: 1♀ from Namibia: Kaoko Otavi , [1818'S, 1340'E], January 1926 and   5♀ from Namibia: Kaoko Otavi , [1818'S, 1340'E], April 1926, SAM 6943 View Materials , 6937 View Materials [examined]   .

Note: The vial SAM 6943 that should, from the type description, only contain a female, only contains 3juv. specimens. There seem to have been some mix-up in the past, with three specimens added to the vial and the female removed. Vial SAM 6937 contains a female and 4 juvenile specimens. These specimens are here designated as female lectotype and juv. paralectotypes, as the female corresponds to the original description   .

Diagnosis: Leg Leg femora with long, medially widened setae dorsal, similar to the setae of S. damarensis   ( 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 unknown. Female spermathecae consist of one long finger-like sac on each side with a very short copulatory tube ( Fig. 4C), differing from all the other species that have branched spermathecal sacs.

Female: (SAM-ENW-B006937): TL = 11.3; CL = 5.5; CW = 5.6; CLL = 0.6. AME-LE 0.6; Eye diameter 0.2.

Leg measurements:

I II III IV Palp Femur 6.1 6.6 6.1 6.1 1.5 Patella 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.0 Tibia 6.1 6.2 5.4 5.2 1.1 Metatarsus 4.6 4.8 3.8 4.2 – Tarsus 2.8 2.7 2.1 2.6 2.0 Total 21.9 22.6 19.6 20.2 5.6

Male: unknown.

Distribution: Sicarius dolichocephalus   is distributed in the northwestern corner of Namibia ( Fig. 6A).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Sicarius

Loc

Sicarius dolichocephalus Lawrence, 1928

Lotz, L. N. 2012
2012
Loc

Sicarius dolichocephalus

Newlands, G. 1986: 49
Lawrence, R. F. 1928: 222
1928