Euophrys maseruensis,

Wesołowska, Wanda, Azarkina, Galina N. & Russell-Smith, Anthony, 2014, Euophryine jumping spiders of the Afrotropical Region-new taxa and a checklist (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae), Zootaxa 3789 (1), pp. 1-72: 23

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3789.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E59786FC-F821-4B2F-86AB-6C245E68ABE1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4914203

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E32A8132-FF89-FFED-FF12-FAE3C282F85E

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Euophrys maseruensis
status

sp. nov.

Euophrys maseruensis  sp. nov.

Figs 74–77View FIGURES 74–77

Holotype: male, LESOTHO, Maseru District, Molimo Nhtuse , 29°26'S: 27°57'E, on dry boulder in stream lodge, 15 April 1977, leg. A. Russell-Smith ( NHM).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. The species resembles members of Chalcoscirtus  in having an abdominal scutum. Its pedipalp is similar to Euophrys  from the frontalis  group of species ( Logunov et al. 1993), but differs in having a shorter tibial apophysis and a broader embolus, with the embolic loop placed slightly obliquely to the long axis of bulb (parallel in the frontalis  group).

Etymology. The specific name refers to the terra typica, the district of the capital city Maseru in Lesotho.

Description. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 1.1, width 0.8, height 0.4. Abdomen: length 1.2, width 0.8. Eye field: length 0.5, anterior 0.7, posterior width 0.8.

Male. General appearance as in Fig. 74View FIGURES 74–77. Very small spider. Carapace dark brown, eye field almost black. Hairs scarce, only a few colourless bristles on anterior part of eye field. Fovea poorly developed. Clypeus low, dark, with some white hairs. Chelicerae with two promarginal teeth and single tooth on retromargin, mouth parts brown, only chewing margins of endites whitish. Sternum and coxae brown. Abdomen oval, dorsal surface covered with shiny brown scutum, hairless. Venter dark, spinnerets grey. Legs brown, femora slightly darker than other segments. Leg hairs fine, colourless. Pedipalp brown, its structure as in Figs 75, 76View FIGURES 74–77, tibial apophysis thin, but not needle-shaped, bulb with large proximal lobe.

Female unknown.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

NHM

University of Nottingham

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Euophrys