Paradonea striatipes (Miller, Jeremy A., Griswold, Charles E., Scharff, Nikolaj, Xezac, Milan, Szqts, Tamas & Marhabaie, Mohammad 2012)
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- Paradonea striatipes Miller, Jeremy A., 2012, ZooKeys 195: 1-1.
Diagnosis. Distinguished from other Eresidae except Gandanameno, some Dresserus, Stegodyphus dumicola, Stegodyphus tentoriicola, and Loureedia annulipes by the bifid conductor (Figs 13J, K, 68G, H); distinguished from Dresserus and Gandanameno by the palpal conformation, which has a proximal-ventral axis with the helical embolus encircling the distal part (obliquely ventral-dorsal in Dresserus and Gandanameno with the embolus encircling the ventral part, Figs 12G-I, 13D-F, 33I-K, 48A-C); distinguished from Stegodyphus dumicola, Stegodyphus tentoriicola, and Loureedia annulipes by the shape of the conductor branches, which strongly diverge in orientation and feature a curved, spine-like dorsal branch and a broad ventral branch with several small sharp processes (Fig. 68H). Distinguished from other eresids except Paradonea parva, Paradonea presleyi sp. n., Seothyra, and some Stegodyphus by the enlarged leg I (Fig. 68A, B), distinguished from Paradonea parva, Paradonea presleyi sp. n., and Seothyra by the presence of a dense brush of setae, especially on the tibia (Fig. 68A, B); distinguished from Paradonea presleyi sp. n. and Stegodyphus by the separation of the median eyes on the vertical axis (Fig. 10A; broadly overlapping in Paradonea presleyi sp. n. and Stegodyphus, Figs 11E, 70I). Paradonea striatipes has the PLE in a more advanced position (ca. 0.25) than most other eresids (Fig. 11B; Dresserus, Gandanameno, and Stegodyphus may also have the PLE around 0.25). The markings, especially the distribution of white setae, are unique (Fig. 68A-C). The palpi are relatively small proportional to body size compared to other eresids (Fig. 68B).
Description. Male (Outjo Namibia, NMBA05700, BMSA): Carapace with broad band of white setae around margin and between AME; cephalic region subtriangular, longer than wide, strongly raised; AME distinctly smaller than PME (AME/PME 0.33), median eyes widely separated on horizontal axis, adjacent on vertical axis; ALE on distinct tubercles; PER much narrower than AER (PER/AER 0.82), PLE position on carapace 0.25; clypeal hood forms acute angle; fovea shallow. Chelicerae with lateral boss, basal three quarters covered in white setae, contiguous mesally. Legs with bands of white setae, especially dorsally along the length of most segments; leg I somewhat thickened and elongated, tibia I with brush of dark setae; with scattered ventral macrosetae on tibia II-IV and metatarsus and tarsus I-IV. Abdomen black with series of irregular transverse stripes formed by thick patches of white setae (Figs 10A, B, 68A-C). Male palp with proximal-distal axis; tegulum moderately elongate, subtrapezoidal; second loop of sperm duct follows complicated path featuring multiple switchbacks; conductor and embolus together form apical complex making 1.5 helical turns; conductor with conspicuous bifid apophysis arising from retrolateral side, consisting of a spine-like dorsal branch curving distally for nearly 180° and a broad, flattened ventral branch with several small sharp processes along the ventral and distal margins; tegular division longer than embolic division; cymbium with a few mesosetae (only slightly thicker than normal setae) over dorsal to prolateral surface (Figs 12J, K, 68G, H). Female: Unknown.