Yimbulunga foordi, Wesołowska & Azarkina & Russell-Smith, 2014

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: 70

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.4914285

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E32A8132-FFDA-FFBE-FF12-FF6BC217FC68

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Yimbulunga foordi
status

sp. nov.

Yimbulunga foordi   sp. nov.

Figs 250–256 View FIGURES 250–256

Holotype: male, SOUTH AFRICA, KwaZulu-Natal Province, Ngoye Forest , 28°50'S: 31°40'E, on herb, 11 January 1983, leg. P.E. Reavell ( NMSA26450 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. The species is easily separable from other Euophryinae   in having a characteristic stout body form with a high carapace and by the fissident cheliceral dentition (bicuspid retromarginal tooth).

Etymology. The species is dedicated to Stefan Foord, an arachnologist from University of Venda in South Africa, who hosted the second author (G.A.) during a visit to South Africa as part of this study.

Description. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 1.8, width 1.5, height 1.0. Abdomen: length 1.4, width 1.4. Eye field: length 1.0, anterior width 1.4, posterior width 1.5.

Male. General appearance as in Figs 250–252 View FIGURES 250–256 . Very small spider with stout body. Carapace high, eye field large, occupying more than half of carapace, delicately pitted. Eyes surrounded by black rings (except anterior medians), thoracic part dark brown, fovea short and distinct. Eyes of first row encircled by small white scales, white hairs forming tufts between anterior eyes. Some greyish hairs on carapace slopes. Clypeus moderately high, brown ( Fig. 253 View FIGURES 250–256 ). Chelicerae stout, with two adjacent promarginal teeth and bicuspid retromarginal tooth ( Fig. 254 View FIGURES 250–256 ), fang short. Sternum, labium and endites brown, chewing margins lighter. Abdomen small, rounded (as broad as long), reddish brown, dorsum covered with delicate scutum, some longer hairs on anterior edge of abdomen. Sides and venter blackish. Legs short, brown with some light scales on tibiae, spines brown, leg hairs light. Pedipalp brown, white scales on tibia and cymbium. Palpal organ with small proximal lobe on bulb, embolus thin, forming one complete coil, with tip directed towards tip of cymbium ( Figs 255, 256 View FIGURES 250–256 ).

Female unknown.

Distribution. The type locality only.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Yimbulunga