Sudhin P.P.1, Nafin K.S.1, Caleb J.T.D.2, Sudhikumar A.V.1 2021. A new spider species of the genus Carrhotus Thorell, 1891 (Aranei: Salticidae: Salticini) from Western Ghats of India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.30. No.4: 551–556 [in English].
1 Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Department of Zoology, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda 680125, Kerala, India. E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Division of Biodiversity, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai, 600034, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT: A new species of the jumping spider genus Carrhotus Thorell, 1891, C. tholpettyensis sp.n. (♂♀) is diagnosed and described from the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Detailed morphological descriptions, diagnoses and illustrations of the copulatory organs of both sexes are provided. A map depicting the current distribution of the genus in India is also included.
KEY WORDS: Araneae, jumping spider, description, distribution, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.