Nops finisfurvus Sánchez,

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: 31-32

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4427.1.1

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scientific name

Nops finisfurvus Sánchez
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Nops finisfurvus Sánchez  –Ruiz, Brescovit & Alayón, 2015

Figures 15A ‒GView FIGURE 15; 16 A ‒F

Nops finisfurvus: Sánchez  –Ruiz, Brescovit & Alayón, 2015: 52, figs 7–12, 44–56, 79, 83. Male holotype from Fallen Jerusalem Island (18°24′58.0″N, 64°27′8.0″W), British Virgin Islands, 24.v.1966, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico ( AMNH); female paratype from Peter Island (18°21′6″N, 64°34′9″W), British Virgin Islands, 6.vii.1965, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico ( AMNH); all types examined.

Additional material examined. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Little Jost Van Dyke (18°27′13″N, 64°43′19″W), 27.vii.1965, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico, 1♀ ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  . East Seal Dog (18°30′24″N, 64°25′56″W), 7.vi.1966, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico, 1♀ immature ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  . Peter Island (18°21′6″N, 64°34′9″W), 6.vii.1965, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico, 1♀ immature ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  . Virgin Gorda Mountains (18°28′52.9″N, 64°24′21.7″W)GoogleMaps  , Virgin Gorda Island, 26.vi.1966, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico, 1♂ ( AMNH)  . PUERTO RICO: Culebra Island, near Dewey (18°18′9″N, 65°18′12″W), 10.viii.1965, Project Island Staff, University of Puerto Rico, 1♀ immature ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Both sexes can easily be separated from members of all the other species by having the posterior distal area of abdomen distinctly darker than anterior and median parts. Males have embolus distinctly shorter than tibia ( Fig. 15C ‒DView FIGURE 15), tip with two extensions, one greater than the other ( Fig. 16B ‒CView FIGURE 16). Females with a very wide invagination on receptaculum, small lobes and uterus externus with narrow base ( Fig. 16D ‒FView FIGURE 16).

Description. Male and female described by Sánchez ‒Ruiz et al. (2015).

Distribution. British Virgin Islands and Culebra Island ( Fig. 8EView FIGURE 8).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops