Attacobius thalitae,

Pereira-Filho, José Moisés B., Saturnino, Regiane & Bonaldo, Alexandre B., 2018, Five new species and novel descriptions of opposed sexes of four species of the spider genus Attacobius (Araneae: Corinnidae), Zootaxa 4462 (2), pp. 211-228: 217-220

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Attacobius thalitae

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Attacobius thalitae  n. sp.

Figs 9, 10View FIGURES 9, 10; Map 1

Type material. ♂ holotype from Estação Ecológica do Panga, Uberlândia , Minas Gerais, [19°11'40"S, 

48°19'06"W], Brazil, VIII.2006, M. Mineo leg. ( IBSP 91View Materials 461); two ♂ paratypes, same data as holotype ( IBSP 91462View Materials, IBSP 91460View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; ♂ paratype from Horto Barra do Moeda , Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, 20°57'00"S, 51°47'00"W, Brazil, XI.2008, M. Uehara-Prado leg. ( UFMG 5127View Materials).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The specific name is a patronym honouring the first author’s wife, Thalita Camara Ximenes Pereira.

Diagnosis. Males of Attacobius thalitae  n. sp. share with those of A. demiguise  n. sp. the short proximal end of the median apophysis and the absence of the tegular retrolateral groove ( Figs 11, 12View FIGURES 11, 12). They are promptly recognized by the small, inconspicuous retro-dorsal cymbial process and the extremely developed prolateral tegular keel, which completely covers the embolar base in ventral view ( Figs 9, 10View FIGURES 9, 10).

Description. Male (holotype, IBSP 91461). Carapace pale yellow, cephalic region slightly darker, anterior median eye area with black spot divided by longitudinal gap; chelicerae yellow with fangs brown; endites and labium yellow; endites without conspicuous brown pit on basal inner margin; sternum pale yellow with brown margins; legs: femur and patella yellow, tibiae, metatarsus and tarsus orange; abdomen pale grey. Total length 3.27. Carapace 1.34 long, 1.14 wide, 0.36 high. Clypeus 0.10 high. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.09, ALE 0.08, PME 0.08, PLE 0.10; AME –AME 0.05, AME –ALE contiguous, PME –PME 0.10, PME-PLE 0.02, ALE – PLE contiguous. MOQ length: 0.21, front width: 0.23, back width: 0.25. Chelicerae 0.46 long, with 3 promarginal and 2 retromarginal teeth. Sternum 0.75 long, 0.83 wide. Abdomen 1.77 long, 1.07 wide. Leg measurements: I: femur 1.21/ patella 0.45/ tibia 1.10/ metatarsus 1.09/ tarsus 0.83/ total 4.68. II: 1.17/ 0.44/ 0.99/ 1.03/ 0.77/ 4.40. III: 1.07/ 0.40/ 0.93/ 1.09/ 0.84 / 4.33. IV: 1.31/ 0.38/ 1.08/ 1.24/ 0.86/ 4.87. Leg spination: I: femur d1-1-0, p0-0-1, r0, v0; tibia d0, p0, r0, v3-2 -2; metatarsus d0, p0, r0, v2-2 -0. II: femur d1-1-0, p0, r0, v0; tibia d0, p0, r0, v2-2 -2; metatarsus d0, p0, r0, v2.2.0. III: femur d1-1-0, p0, r0, v0; tibia d0, p0, r0, v0; metatarsus d0, p0, r0, v0. IV: femur d1-1-0, p0, r0, v0; tibia d0, p0, r0, v0; metatarsus d0, p0, r0, v0. Palp: RTA with two lobes; ventral lobe large; apical spur strongly sclerotized, arising sub-apically from ventral lobe; dorsal lobe small, with an inner excavation; cymbial prolateral process large, fused to cymbial transversal process; cymbial transversal process long, gently curved retro-basally, with large basal prong curved retro-apically; cymbial retrolateral tubercle absent; cymbial retrodorsal process small, lamelliform, triangular, pointed basally; prolateral tegular keel large, sub-rectangular, projected ventro-apically; ventral tegular keel absent; distal extension of median apophysis not protruded apically; median extension of median apophysis smooth, composed of single piece, proximal extension of median apophysis short ( Figs 9, 10View FIGURES 9, 10).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. State of Minas Gerais, Brazil (Map 1).

Material examined. Only the types.


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