Rumburak lateripunctatus,

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: 36-37

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.4914233

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E32A8132-FFBC-FFDF-FF12-FA39C399FD62

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Rumburak lateripunctatus
status

sp. nov.

Rumburak lateripunctatus  sp. nov.

Figs 120–125View FIGURES 120–125

Holotype: male, SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province, Hermanus, Fernkloof Nature Reserve , 34°26'S: 19°15'E, stream valley, in herbs, 11 August 1978, leg. A. Russell-Smith ( NHM).GoogleMaps 

Paratypes: together with holotype, 2 females; SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park, Cecilia , Rooikat Ravine , 33°59'S: 18°24'E, afrotemperate forest, sugar-baited ant trap,GoogleMaps  1 male, 21 February 2009, leg. C. Uys ( NCA 2011 /898); same locality, Tokai South, 34°04'S: 18°24'E, afrotemperate forest, sugar-baited ant trap, 1 male, 19 January 2009, leg. C. Uys ( NCA 2011 /897); same data, 1 female ( NCA 2011 /896)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. This species is characterized by the light coloration of the abdomen, with only some dark markings at the lateral margins. The structure of the male pedipalp slightly resembles that in R. bellus  , but the tibia is longer, the proximal lobe of bulb very is short, the embolus is shorter, and the tibial apophysis is pointed., but the seminal ducts are short and broad.

Etymology. The specific name is Latin and refers to the abdominal pattern.

Description. Measurements (male/female). Cephalothorax: length 2.6/2.5–2.8, width 2.0/2.0–2.1, height 0.9/ 0.9. Abdomen: length 2.3/3.1–3.2, width 1.6/2.2–2.3. Eye field: length 1.2/1.2, anterior width 1.7/1.7–1.8, posterior width 1.6/1.6–1.7.

Male. General appearance as in Fig. 120View FIGURES 120–125. Carapace oval, moderately high, widest behind midpoint, sloped posteriorly. Eye field short, distance between anterior lateral eyes slightly larger than between posterior laterals. Thoracic part brown, lighter medially, eye field dark brown. Brown and colourless hairs cover carapace, long brown bristles near eyes. Clypeus low, brown. Chelicerae dark, with two promarginal teeth and single tooth on retromargin. Labium, endites and sternum yellowish orange. Abdomen oval, whitish yellow with grey markings laterally, scarce long brown bristles on abdominal dorsum. Venter and spinnerets light. Legs yellow with brown hairs and light spines. Tibia I with three pairs of ventral spines, metatarsus I with two pairs. Pedipalps yellow, clothed in brown hairs. Tibial apophysis curving slightly in ventral view. Bulb rounded, with small proximal lobe, spermophore meandering, embolus thin, form a loop on tip of bulb, with additional terminal apophysis ( Fig. 122View FIGURES 120–125).

Female. Slightly larger than male, similarly coloured. Grey hairs on eye field anteriorly and on thoracic slopes. Abdomen light with greyish marks laterally, but these marks lighter and more numerous than in male. Epigyne with two rounded anterior depressions divided by median ridge ( Fig. 124View FIGURES 120–125). Internal structures as in Fig. 125View FIGURES 120–125, seminal ducts wide.

Distribution. Known from the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

NHM

University of Nottingham

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Rumburak