Anasaitis adorabilis Zhang & Maddison, 2012
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
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- Zhang, Jun-Xia, Maddison, Wayne P. (2012): New euophryine jumping spiders from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae). Zootaxa 3476: 1-54, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.282237
- Anasaitis adorabilis
Diagnosis. Similar to Anasaitis brunnea in the color pattern and markings, but its carapace has a ‘ U’ - shaped marking behind PLEs (Figs 58 – 59), unlike A. brunnea. It can also be distinguished from A. brunnea by the shape of the genitalia, in which the proximal tegular lobe of the male palp is larger and the palpal bulb is narrower (Fig. 60); the copulatory ducts of vulva are shorter (Fig. 62). Figures 54 – 57. Anasaitis adorabilis sp. nov. 54 – 56 male paratype; 57 female paratype. Figures 54 – 57 are copyright © 2012 W. P. Maddison, released under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 3.0 license.
Etymology. Latin adjective adorabilis (adorable), referring to the cute nature of the species.
Type material. Holotype: male, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Pedernales: Laguna de Oviedo, 17.802 ° N, 71.349 ° W, elev. 5 m, 14 July 2009, coll. W. Maddison, G. B. Edwards, J. Zhang, G. Ruiz, WPM # 09 - 032 (UBC-SEM AR 00040). Paratypes: 1 female, same data as holotype (UBC-SEM AR 00041); 8 males and 11 females in two vials, same data as holotype; 1 male, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Pedernales: near Cabo Rojo, 17.915 ° N, 71.657 ° W, elev. 2 m, 16 July 2009, coll. G. B. Edwards, J. Zhang, G. Ruiz, N. Corona, WPM # 09 - 038; 6 males and 1 female, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Pedernales: near Pedernales, 18.021 ° N, 71.730 ° W, 16 July 2009, coll. G. B. Edwards, J. Zhang, G. Ruiz, N. Corona, WPM # 09 - 039.
- Zhang, J. X., Maddison, W. P. (2012) New euophryine jumping spiders from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae): Zootaxa 3476: 1-54