Calommata namibica

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Taxonavigation

Ordo: Araneae
Familia: Atypidae
Genus: Calommata

Name

Calommata namibica Fourie, Haddad & Jocqué sp. n.Wikispecies linkZooBank linkPensoft Profile

Type material. Holotype male and paratype male

NAMIBIA: Etosha National Park, Beisebvlakte, 18°32'S, 17°02'E, 10–14.XI.1996, A. Russell-Smith (MRAC 215409).

Other material examined

None.
Diagnosis. The male of this species can be recognised by the tiny cheliceral teeth in a single row, without retrolateral denticles (Fig. 14), and the obliquely orientated conductor and embolus projecting far beyond the retrolateral cymbial margin (Fig. 60).

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the country of the type locality.

Description

Male holotype. Measurements: CL 1.80, CW 1.24, AL 2.75, AW 1.54, TL 6.30 (5.10–6.30). Length of leg segments, and total: I 1.21 + 0.50 + 0.83 + 1.09 + 1.35 = 4.98; II 1.40 + 0.51 + 0.62 + 1.13 + 1.40 = 5.06; III 1.05 + 0.49 + 0.47 + 1.16 + 1.95 = 5.12; IV 1.44 + 0.60 + 0.65 + 1.38 + 2.40 = 6.47. Carapace index 1.45; patella-tibia index 0.74.
Carapace and chelicerae dark brown (Fig. 3). Median ocular tubercle raised, narrow, darker in colour. Chelicerae with single prolateral row of tiny teeth, without denticles near cheliceral base (Fig. 14). Sternum and coxae light brown, femora dark brown; subsequent segments fading to light yellow at tarsi. Legs weakly covered with bristles; prolateral side of patellae, tibiae and metatarsi of legs II–IV covered with spinules. Abdomen dark grey, nearly black, with brown scutum present in the anterior half (Fig. 3). Palp with elongate cymbium, with tapering pointed distal margin; embolus and conductor orientated obliquely, pointing retrolaterally and distally, projecting far beyond retrolateral cymbial margin; conductor short, slightly broadened distally, with a very prominent, very long and slender tooth distally on its dorsal surface; embolus long, with slight bend in distal half (Figs 45, 46, 59–61).
Female. Unknown.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Fig. 73).

Biology

Poorly known. This species was collected in late spring in arid savanna.

Original Description

  • René, F; Charles R., H; Rudy, J; 2011: A revision of the purse-web spider genus Calommata Lucas, 1837 (Araneae, Atypidae) in the Afrotropical Region ZooKeys, 95: 1-28. doi

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