Crinopseudoa paucigranulata, Jocqué & Bosselaers, 2011, Jocqué & Bosselaers, 2011

Jocqué, Rudy & Bosselaers, Jan, 2011, Revision of Pseudocorinna Simon and a new related genus (Araneae: Corinnidae): two more examples of spider templates with a large range of complexity in the genitalia, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162 (2), pp. 271-350: 342

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Crinopseudoa paucigranulata



( FIGS 57A, B View Figure 57 , 59I View Figure 59 and 62 View Figure 62 )

Type material: Holotype: Female : CAMEROON: Mt. Cameroon, near Buea, 04°12′N, 09°11′E, 23.iii.1981, 2100 m, pitfall, montane grassland near forest, Bosmans & Van Stalle ( MRAC 162119 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  

Paratype: CAMEROON: 1 ♀: same locality as holotype, 23.iii.1981, 1800 m, montane forest with fern trees, pitfall, Bosmans & Van Stalle ( MRAC 162126 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis: Females of P. paucigranulata   are recognized by the poorly developed warts on the carapace and the epigyne with a dark straight posterior margin with a small central indentation.

Etymology: The species name is an adjective referring to the reduced number of small warts on the carapace.

Description: Female (holotype, MRAC 162119). Total l 5.60.

Carapace yellow-brown, covered with thinly dispersed tiny warts, l: 2.25; w: 2.00. Sternum smooth, l: 1.20; w: 1.25. Abdomen greyish brown, without do scutum. Legs yellow, not warted.

Leg spination: fe: I pl 0-0-0-1-1 pl 0-1-0; II 0-1-0; III do 0-1-0; IV do 0-1-0; ti: I ve 2-2-2-2-2-2-2; II ve 2-2-2-2-2-2-2; III pl 0-1-0 rl 0-1-0 ve 0-2-0; IV pl 1-0-1 rl 1-0-1 ve 0-2-0; mt: I ve 2-2-2-2; II ve 2-2-2-2; III pl 1-0-0 ve 2-0-2; IV pl 1-0-0 rl 1-0-0 ve 2-0-2.

Epigyne ( Figs 57A, B View Figure 57 , 59I View Figure 59 ): a featureless darkened area with black transverse line in centre of posterior margin and small central indentation; lateral lobes hardly pronounced. Copulatory openings on either side of posterior margin. Internal structure dominated by large lobate ducts.

Male unknown.

Known geographical distribution: Guinea ( Fig. 62 View Figure 62 ).