Medionops claudiae, Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2017

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2017, A new genus with seven species of the Subfamily Nopinae (Araneae, Caponiidae) from the Neotropical region, Zootaxa 4291 (1), pp. 117-143: 128-129

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4291.1.7

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scientific name

Medionops claudiae
status

new species

Medionops claudiae  new species

Figures 9View FIGURE 9, 10View FIGURE 10

Types. Male holotype from Estação Ecológica Pau Brasil (16°28'S 39°14'W), Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil, 18.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, deposited in IBSP 17717View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 1 ♂, 1 immature ♀ from Parque Nacional de Monte Pascoal (16°52'S 39°15'W), Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil, 21–23.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, deposited in IBSP 19458View MaterialsGoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The specific name is a patronym honoring Claudia Maria Sanchez Leon, the oldest daughter of the first author.

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Bahia: Porto Seguro, Caraíva (16°47'S 39°9'W), 16–22.vi.2002, F.SGoogleMaps  . Cunha, 1♂ (legs and palp for SEM) ( IBSP 36569View Materials)  .

Diagnosis. Males and females resemble those of M. simla (Chickering)  n. comb. in having the dorsal abdominal pattern with five pairs of irregular dark gray spots in two rows, but in M. claudiae  n. sp. these irregular spots never touch ( Figs 10View FIGURE 10 A –B). Can be further distinguished by their small size (less than 0.7 cm of total length); the absence of crista on the anterior metatarsi ( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 J –K); and males with tip of embolus slightly curved, acuminate, with beveled opening ( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 A –D).

Description. Male (holotype): Total length 2.9. Carapace 1.4 long, 1.3 wide. Sternum 1.3 long, 1.2 wide. Leg measurements: I: 2.3; II: 2.2; III: 2.1; IV: 2.4. Carapace, chelicerae, palps and legs orange; coxae and trochanters lighter. Endites, labium and sternum light orange. Abdomen whitish gray with a dorsal pattern formed by five small pairs of irregular dark gray spots in two rows, not touching ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 A). Crista absent and gladius with the common shape among nopine ( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 J –K). Palp with a spherical oval bulb and embolus longer than cymbium ( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 A, 10D –E), tip of embolus slightly curved, acuminate, with beveled opening ( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 B –D).

Female: Unknown

Distribution. Known only from the Brazilian State of Bahia ( Fig. 21View FIGURE 21).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Medionops