|Notice:||This page is derived from the original publication listed below, whose author(s) should always be credited. Further contributors may edit and improve the content of this page and, consequently, need to be credited as well (see
). Any assessment of factual correctness requires a careful review of the original article as well as of subsequent contributions.
If you are uncertain whether your planned contribution is correct or not, we suggest that you use the associated discussion page instead of editing the page directly.
This page should be cited as follows (rationale):
Citation formats to copy and paste
TY - JOUR
See also the citation download page at the journal.
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
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).
The specific epithet refers to the country of the type locality.
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).
Known only from the type locality (Fig. 73).
Poorly known. This species was collected in late spring in arid savanna.
- 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