Nigorella mengla, Lin & Li, 2020

Lin, Yejie & Li, Shuqiang, 2020, Two new genera and eight new species of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China, ZooKeys 952, pp. 95-128: 95

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.952.51849

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/40E914DD-A047-4855-958A-7DCC3EC0C446

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scientific name

Nigorella mengla
status

sp. nov.

Nigorella mengla   sp. nov. Figures 12 View Figure 12 , 13 View Figure 13

Type material.

Holotype ♂( IZCAS-Ar40911), China: Yunnan: Xishuangbanna, Mengla County, Menglun Township, XTBG, Leprosy Village, 21.8932N, 101.2883E, elevation ca 550 m, 20.IX.2017, Yanfeng Tong leg. Paratypes 4♂1♀( IZCAS-Ar40912-Ar40916), same data as holotype.

Etymology.

The specific name is a noun in apposition and refers to the type locality.

Diagnosis.

Nigorella mengla   sp. nov. resembles N. sichuanensis   Peng, Xie & Kim, 1993 and Evarcha orientalis   (Song & Chai, 1992) by the bifurcated RTA and dorsal embolic apophysis behind the embolus but differs in the following: the palpal tibia is wider than long (vs. longer than wide in N. sichuanensis   ); the tegular lobe is folded (vs. straight in N. sichuanensis   and E. orientalis   ). In the female, the spermathecae are S-shaped (vs. spermathecae coiled in N. sichuanensis   ), and the hoods are deeper (vs. unobvious in E. orientalis   ).

Description.

Male (Figs 12 View Figure 12 , 13C, E View Figure 13 ). Total length 8.23. Carapace 4.5 long, 3.19 wide. Abdomen 4.04 long, 2.69 wide. Clypeus 0.22 high. Eye sizes and inter-distances: AME 0.79, ALE 0.38, PLE 1.04, AERW 2.35, PERW 2.34, EFL 1.02. Legs: I 7.97 (2.50 + 3.28 + 1.28 + 0.91), II 5.19 (1.64 + 1.88 + 0.96 + 0.71), III 8.01 (2.81 + 2.56 + 1.61 + 1.03), IV 7.85 (2.45 + 2.56 + 1.84 + 1.00). Carapace black, red-brown medially, carapace edge and sides of cephalic part with white setal stripes, thoracic part sloping abruptly, clothed with white and dark setae. Fovea indistinct. Clypeus orange-brown to dark brown, covered with thin setae. Chelicerae black, with two retromarginal teeth and one promarginal tooth. Endites and labium black. Sternum black, covered with dark setae. Legs red-brown except femora with black pattern. Abdomen elongated oval, dorsum with two pairs of muscle depressions, with white line centrally, white line widens medially; venter black with dark setae; sides black with white spots.

Palp (Fig. 12A-E View Figure 12 ): Tibia slightly wider than long, RTA bifurcated, ventral branch blunt, dorsal ramus well-developed, pointed; cymbium flattened, covered with long setae; bulb almost round, with sperm duct extending along margin, tegular lobe folded; embolus stout, dorsal embolic apophysis behind embolus, connected to embolus with membrane.

Female (Fig. 13A, B, D View Figure 13 ). Total length 7.85. Carapace 4.30 long, 2.94 wide. Abdomen 4.12 long, 2.04 wide. Clypeus 0.19 high. Eye sizes and inter-distances: AME 0.65, ALE 0.41, PLE 0.33, AERW 2.36, PERW 2.35, EFL 1.02. Legs: I 6.43 (2.20 + 2.58 + 0.92 + 0.73), II 6.10 (2.00 + 2.45 + 0.88 + 0.77), III 7.42 (2.56 + 2.50 + 1.48 + 0.88), IV 7.08 (2.18 + 2.48 + 1.56 + 0.86). Habitus similar to that of male except paler.

Epigyne (Fig. 13A, B View Figure 13 ) wider than long, with pair of hoods near epigastral furrow; copulatory openings situated medially, C-shaped; copulatory ducts indistinct; spermathecae S-shaped; fertilization ducts well-developed.

Distribution.

Known only from the type locality in Yunnan, China.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Nigorella