Thyenula tenebrica,

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: 61-62

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.4914281

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E32A8132-FFA3-FFC6-FF12-F9A7C282FA03

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Thyenula tenebrica
status

sp. nov.

Thyenula tenebrica  sp. nov.

Figs 225–228View FIGURES 225–228

Holotype: female, SOUTH AFRICA, Eastern Cape Province, Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma National Park , 34°01'S: 23°53'E, coastal forest, leaf litter, 5 December 2012, leg. J.A. Neethling ( NCA 2013 /655).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. This species is characterized by the very dark coloration of the body. The female epigyne is similar to that in T. wesolowskae Zhang & Maddison, 2012  but differs by the presence of the accessory glands (lack in the latter species), the clearly narrower and shorter seminal ducts and the bean shaped spermathecae (versus rounded in T. wesolowskae  ).

Etymology. The specific name is Latin for dark and refers to the colouration of this spider.

Description. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 2.4, width 2.0, height 1.1. Abdomen: length 2.8, width 2.3. Eye field: length 1.2, anterior and posterior width 1.5.

Male unknown.

Female. General appearance as in Figs 225, 226View FIGURES 225–228. Carapace moderately high, oval, dark brown with black ocular area. Anterior eyes encircled by small scales, fawn from above and whitish below, some reddish hairs on eye field anteriorly, grey hairs on thoracic part. Clypeus clothed in white hairs. Chelicerae dark brown, promargin with two teeth, retromargin unident. Sternum and mouth parts brown. Abdomen black with a few pairs of very small whitish spots medially ( Fig. 225View FIGURES 225–228), faint dark hairs on abdominal dorsum, on sides light narrow streak, venter dark with four lines composed of light dots. Spinnerets black. Femora of all legs black (dorsal surfaces slightly lighter), other segments light brownish with black rings and markings. Leg hairs thin, spines dark. Epigyne with small anterolateral depressions ( Fig. 227View FIGURES 225–228). Seminal weakly sclerotized, small accessory glands ( Fig. 228View FIGURES 225–228).

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Thyenula