Apopyllus gandarela, Azevedo, Guilherme H. F., Ott, Ricardo, Griswold, Charles E. & Santos, Adalberto J., 2016

Azevedo, Guilherme H. F., Ott, Ricardo, Griswold, Charles E. & Santos, Adalberto J., 2016, A taxonomic revision of the ground spiders of the genus Apopyllus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), Zootaxa 4178 (3), pp. 301-327: 311-312

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4178.3.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B9562D-F550-FF8C-B582-D06EFEB6C906

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scientific name

Apopyllus gandarela
status

new species

Apopyllus gandarela  new species

Figs 10View FIGURE 10 F, 11F, 12F, 13F, 14A, 16E

Type material. Female holotype from Serra da Gandarela  , Rio Acima, Minas Gerais, Brazil (20º5´31” S, 43º41’0” W, 1636m), 14.II.2015, A.J. Santos coll., deposited in UFMG 16876View Materials.GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The specific name is taken from the type locality, Serra da Gandarela  , a mountain range that contribute to the aquifer system of the central Minas Gerais mountains, and which is threatened by mining activities.

Diagnosis. Females can be distinguished by the sinuous anterior ridge, with the middle part projected anteriorly, by the ACT very coiled, and by the secondary spermathecae about two thirds the diameter of the primary ones ( Figs 10View FIGURE 10 F, 11F, 12F, 13F).

Description. Female (holotype): Total length 7.5. Carapace 2.6 long, 1.88 wide. Femur II 1.68 long. Carapace dark brown, with black reticulations ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 E). Legs and palps brown, lighter in patellae, tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi. Femur I with a lighter area in the prolateral proximal part. Sternum and labium brown. Endites light brown with white anterior border. Opisthosoma pale gray. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.08, ALE 0.1, PME 0.07, PLE 0.08, AME –AME 0.06, AME –ALE 0.02, ALE –PLE 0.05, PME –PME 0.06, PME –PLE 0.06. MOQ 0.48 wide. Leg spination: femora: I, II d1-1-1, p0-0-1; III d1-1-1, r0-1-1, p0-1-1; patellae: III, IV p0-1-0, r0- 1-0; tibiae: I v0-0-1p; II vlr-2-0; III, IV d1-0-0, p1-1-0, v1 p-2-2, r2-2-0; Metatarsi: I, II v2 -0-0; II, IV p1d-2- 1v, v2-2 - 2, r1d-1d-2.

Male: Unknown.

Material examined. Only the holotype.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality, Serra da Gandarela  , Rio Acima, Minas Gerais, Brazil ( Fig. 14View FIGURE 14 D). The type locality is an area of Canga, a mountain field vegetation typical of iron-ore plateaus ( Salgado & Carmo 2015).

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Apopyllus