Paracedicus baram, Levy, Gershom, 2007

Levy, Gershom, 2007, Calommata (Atypidae) and new spider species (Araneae) from Israel, Zootaxa 1551, pp. 1-30: 8-10

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.178107

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E00DA31A-1C02-FFD3-08AB-221F4DB4FDE6

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scientific name

Paracedicus baram
status

n. sp.

Paracedicus baram   n. sp.

Figs. 16–22 View FIGURES 13 – 16. 13 - 15 View FIGURES 17 – 19 View FIGURES 20 – 22

Holotype. adult male from Bar’am forest, (727397 / 657688; 750m), Israel, leg. Rakefet Sharon, November 1996, pitfall trap ( HUJ 15407 View Materials ); female paratype from Odem   forest (754998 / 677281; 950m), Golan Heights, Israel, leg. Rakefet Sharon, November 1996, pitfall trap ( HUJ 15408 View Materials ).

Cedicus flavipes   (not Simon, 1875) Lehtinen, 1967, figs. 137, 138,ɗ and Ψ. Misidentification.

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition referring to the type locality.

Description. Carapace deep brown, chelicerae almost black, legs light brown and opisthosoma dark grey and densely covered with bristles.

Male. Measurements (holotype): total length 8.5; carapace length 4.1, width 3.0, index 1.36; clypeal index 1.67; anterior lateral eyes largest; chelicerae with 6 promarginal and 3 retromarginal teeth; leg lengths: I 10.8, II 9.4, III 8.1, IV 11.1; patella-tibia index 0.98.

Palpus. Large, with massive, hook-shaped yellow median apophysis (M) bending proximally towards basal part of palpus ( Figs. 16 View FIGURES 13 – 16. 13 - 15 , 17 View FIGURES 17 – 19 ); fine divergent tip of flattened embolus extends over spoon-like expanded conductor ( Figs. 16–18 View FIGURES 13 – 16. 13 - 15 View FIGURES 17 – 19 ); patella bears large, black, conical apophysis alongside strong, blackish projection (best visible dorsally; Figs. 17, 19 View FIGURES 17 – 19 ).

Female. Measurements (paratype): total length 7.7; carapace length 3.6, width 2.7, index 1.33; clypeal index 1.72; anterior lateral eyes largest; chelicerae with 6–7 promarginal and 5 retromarginal teeth; leg lengths: I 8.2, II 7.2, III 6.1, IV 8.6; patella-tibia index 0.83.

Epigynum   . Broad, light-coloured, central space bordered anteriorly by fine whitish hood; space traversed posteriorly by thick, lip-like brown rim ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 20 – 22 ). Circular looped spermathecal tubes covered inside by brown stretched membrane (best viewed from the side; Figs. 21, 22 View FIGURES 20 – 22 ).

Diagnosis. The shape of the male palpus with the sizable median apophysis and the peculiar embolus, and the shape of the female epigynum   combined with the form of the inner spermathecae, separate Paracedicus baram   n. sp. distinctly from all other Paracedicus   , Cedicus   and Cedicoides   species.

Distribution. Israel. Known only from the type and paratype localities. Probably occurs in Lebanon and Syria.

Comment. The place of origin of Lehtinen’s flavipes   is not known. Lehtinen (1967) mentions Simon’s (1875) record from Corsica overlooking, however, Simon’s (1937: 982, footnote) amendment of that record to “ Syria ”.

HUJ

Hebrew University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Cybaeidae

Genus

Paracedicus