Pseudocorinna amicorum, 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: 288-289

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Pseudocorinna amicorum



( FIGS 9G, H View Figure 9 , 20 View Figure 20 , 38B View Figure 38 )

Type material: Holotype: female: CAMEROON: Mt. Cameroon , near Buea, 04°12′N, 09°11′E, 12.iii.1981, 1200 m, meadow, pitfall, Bosmans & Van Stalle ( MRAC 162110 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  

Paratype: 1 ♀: Mt. Cameroon, same data as holotype ( MRAC 214918 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis: Females of P. amicorum   are recognized by the elongate epigyne with fairly small, globular spermathecae, and the absence of lobate ducts.

Etymology: The species name is a Latin genitive of ‘ amicus ’ (friend), referring to the collectors of the type material.

Description: Female (holotype, MRAC 162110). Total l 5.50.

Carapace chestnut brown, covered by tiny warts forming a network with polygonal meshes, l: 2.00; w: 1.65. Sternum warted, l: 1.00; w: 1.20. Chelicerae, pleural bars, endites, labium, and chilum covered by fine warts. Abdomen greyish brown, without do scutum. Legs orange-brown, covered by fine warts.

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

Epigyne ( Figs 9G, H View Figure 9 , 38B View Figure 38 ): posterior margin broadly protruding, with slightly sclerotized posterior rim; internal structure visible in transparency. Copulatory openings central. Copulatory ducts broad, simple, leading to small, globular, widely separated spermathecae. Without lobate ducts.

Male unknown.

Known geographical distribution: Cameroon ( Fig. 20 View Figure 20 ).