Sarax newbritainensis Rahmadi & Kojima, 2010

Miranda, Gustavo Silva de, Giupponi, Alessandro P. L., Prendini, Lorenzo & Scharff, Nikolaj, 2021, Systematic revision of the pantropical whip spider family Charinidae Quintero, 1986 (Arachnida, Amblypygi), European Journal of Taxonomy 772, pp. 1-409 : 194-195

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.772.1505

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9B82A32F-0A07-47E3-8684-FED7C8EBF1E9

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5570619

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/8F431375-FF58-FF11-A6E5-FD05FD1EDD50

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scientific name

Sarax newbritainensis Rahmadi & Kojima, 2010
status

 

Sarax newbritainensis Rahmadi & Kojima, 2010

Fig. 103 View Fig ; Table 8

Sarax newbritainensis Rahmadi & Kojima, 2010: 478–480 , figs 1b, 3a–h.

Diagnosis

Based on Rahmadi & Kojima (2010), this species may be separated from other species of Sarax in Southeast Asia and Oceania by the following combination of characters: large adult size (body length about 8.25–9.5 mm); pale brown tegument; carapace without distinct lateral sulci; median and lateral eyes reduced; pedipalp tarsus with two long spines, separated from each other by about twice basal diameter of spine, the proximal spine about half as long as distal spine; legs elongate; tarsus of legs II–IV longer than sum of lengths of subsequent three tarsal articles; tibia (basi- and distitibia) of leg IV with 19 trichobothria, bt situated near distal margin of fourth basitibial article, and bc equidistant between bf and sbf.

Etymology

The specific name refers to the island on which the type locality is located ( Rahmadi & Kojima 2010).

Type material

Holotype PAPUA NEW GUINEA • ♂; East New Britain Province, New Britain Island, Resurgence Lali Bairaman ; 05°39′32.59″ S, 151°12′39.91″ E; 17 Feb. 2005; R. Sougeat (Expé. Papou. 2005) leg.; MNHN Am. 6 [not examined]. GoogleMaps

Paratype PAPUA NEW GUINEA • 1 ♀; same locality data as for holotype; MZB Ambl. 134 [not examined] GoogleMaps .

Measurements

See Table 8.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality.

Natural history

This troglobitic species, with small eyes, elongate legs, and pale tegument, was collected in a cave.

Remarks

See Ramadi & Kojima (2010) for description.

MZB

MZB

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Amblypygi

Family

Charinidae

Genus

Sarax

Loc

Sarax newbritainensis Rahmadi & Kojima, 2010

Miranda, Gustavo Silva de, Giupponi, Alessandro P. L., Prendini, Lorenzo & Scharff, Nikolaj 2021
2021
Loc

Sarax newbritainensis

Rahmadi C. & Kojima J. 2010: 480
2010