Nops coccineus Simon, 1891,

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, A revision of the Neotropical spider genus Nops MacLeay (Araneae: Caponiidae) with the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the Nopinae genera, Zootaxa 4427 (1), pp. 1-121: 25

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Nops coccineus Simon, 1891
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Nops coccineus Simon, 1891 

Figures 11A ‒FView FIGURE 11

Nops coccineus Simon, 1891: 572  , pl. 42, fig. 18. Male and female syntypes from Saint Vincent (Hill –sides, about 500 feet), iv –v.1891, H. H. Smith (not examined, probably lost). Simon, 1893a: 324, figs 287–291. Chickering, 1967: 5, fig. 3. Lehtinen, 1986: 153, fig. 4. Bonnet, 1958: 3114 (emendation of N. coccinea  ).

Nops coccinea: Banks, 1903: 340  . Petrunkevitch, 1911: 133. Roewer, 1942: 316.

Remarks. Searches for type specimens in the NHM (where they should supposedly be deposited) were unsuccessful: possibly these are lost. However, a female and three immature specimens assignable to this species were located in MNHN, together with type specimens of other species.

Additional material examined. SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: Saint Vincent : not more data, 1♀ 3 immatures ( MNHN 10944View Materials)  .

Diagnosis. Both sexes can easily be separated from members of all the other species by having three dark gray wide, irregular stripes on abdomen, one in both laterals, and one dorsal ( Fig. 11A ‒DView FIGURE 11).

Description. Male: No specimens available. Only the description by Chickering (1967: 5‒6).

Female ( MNHN 10944): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, legs, coxas, endites and sternum as in male, but a little darker. Abdomen with an irregular longitudinal dark gray stripe throughout the dorsum and two on both side laterals ( Fig. 11A, DView FIGURE 11). Total length 9.3. Carapace 5.2 long, 4.0 wide. Sternum 3.9 long, 3.1 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.85; II: 3.75; III: 3.20; IV: 4.25. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed. PLS same size that PMS. External genital area with a weakly sclerotized anterior plate, strongly sclerotized lep and remarkable ess ( Fig. 11EView FIGURE 11).

Natural history. Simon (1891) described specimens collected under stones in shady places.

Distribution. Known from a few localities in Saint Vincent Island ( Fig. 11GView FIGURE 11).

NHM

University of Nottingham

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

PMS

Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops

Loc

Nops coccineus Simon, 1891

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2018
2018
Loc

Nops coccineus

Simon, 1891 : 572
Simon, 1893a : 324
Chickering, 1967 : 5
Lehtinen, 1986 : 153
Bonnet, 1958 : 3114
Loc

Nops coccinea

Petrunkevitch, 1911 : 133
Roewer, 1942 : 316