Althepus chengmenensis Li & Li, 2018
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Published in
- Li, Fengyuan, Chang Liu & Shuqiang Li. 2018. Ten new species of the spider genus Althepus Thorell, 1898 from Southeast Asia (Araneae, Ochyroceratidae). ZooKeys 776: 27-60.
- Althepus chengmenensis
Diagnosis. Althepus chengmenensis Li & Li, sp. n. resembles A. xuae Li & Li, sp. n. in having a sigmoid conductor in males and curved, elongate spermathecae in females. Males can be distinguished from the latter species by the pleated margin of the conductor and by the three acuminate projections on the distal end of the conductor (Figure 1 B); females can be distinguished by having longer spermathecae (versus shorter in A. xuae Li & Li, sp. n.) (Figure 2 A). This new species can be distinguished from all the other known species of the genus by the bent middle part of the conductor (Figure 1 A) and by the elongate spermathecae of similar lengths (Figure 2 A). Figure 1. Althepus chengmenensis Li & Li, sp. n., male holotype. A Palp, ventral view B Palpal bulb, ventral view C Palp, prolateral view D Palp, retrolateral view. Abbreviations: CO conductor; EM embolus; CP cymbial protrusion; HS hook-shaped spine; SB serrated bristles.
Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality; adjective.
- Althepus chengmenensis Li & Li, 2018
- Li, F. Y., Liu, C., Li, S. Q. (2018) Ten new species of the spider genus <i>Althepus</i> Thorell, 1898 from Southeast Asia (Araneae, Ochyroceratidae): ZooKeys 776: 27-60