Lepthyphantes taza Tanasevitch, 2014
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
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- Tanasevitch, Andrei V. 2014. Linyphiid spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from caves of Morocco. Revue suisse de zoologie 121(2): 277-290.
- Lepthyphantes taza
DIAGNOSIS. — The paracymbium is narrow; it presents an acute denticle in the proximal part of its middle zone, and a laminated prolongation with three points in its anterior part; the apical part is finger-shaped and bent distally. In the bulb, the lamella characteristica is fused at the base with the terminal apophysis, making a bifurcated structure: the terminal apophysis is short, narrow and sinuous; the lamella characteristica is narrow and extends forward on the outer side of the bulb, apically denticulated at on the margins. The female is characterized by the peculiar conformation of the epigyne: the walls of the bursa copulatrix protrude, moving its opening away from the epigastric wall. The lateral walls differentiate an elongated process (“ wings ”) on each side, flanking a reduced proscape, as well as the rest of the scape, which is not very apparent. Lepthyphantes taza could be related to a set of species from the Maghreb, L. aelleni, L. maurusius, L. imazigheni Barrientos n. sp. and L. sasi Barrientos n. sp. (although in the latter there are features in the female genitalia that bring it closer to the “ afer group ”).
MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Morocco. 1 ♀, 2 juv.; Cv. Trou de la Piste, Tabhairte, Taza; 3. IX. 2009; A. Faille leg.; MZB 2010 - 1837 • 1 ♀; same locality; 1. VIII. 2012; F. Fadrique leg.; MZB 2014 - 7288 • 5 ♀, 2 juv.; same locality; 15. IX. 2016; F. Fadrique leg.; MZB 2016 - 4080 • 1 ♂, 1 ♀; Ifri Azokhage (= Riviere Chara), Tabhairte, Taza; 15. IX. 2016; F. Fadrique leg.; MZB 2016 - 4087.
- Lepthyphantes taza Tanasevitch, 2014