Epicadus stelloides ( Walckenaer, 1837 ) Machado & Viecelli & Guzati & Grismado & Teixeira, 2021

Machado, Miguel, Viecelli, Rafaela, Guzati, Catherine, Grismado, Cristian J. & Teixeira, Renato A., 2021, Kryptochroma: a new genus of bark-dwelling crab spiders (Araneae, Thomisidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 778, pp. 26-70 : 66

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.778.1565

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4AFEC628-D555-44BD-8592-3A338694885F

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5686972

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EB2A87E5-FFFC-FFF0-1F80-3BDFFC7CFA68

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scientific name

Epicadus stelloides ( Walckenaer, 1837 )
status

comb. nov.

Epicadus stelloides ( Walckenaer, 1837) comb. nov.

Thomisus stelloides Walckenaer, 1837: 514 (female holotype from “Ilê Tortue”, Tortuga, Haiti, deposited in MNHN, probably lost).

Stephanopis trilobata Mello-Leitão, 1929: 56 , fig. 136 (female holotype collected in Goiás, Brazil, deposited in MNHN 21629, examined; female “cotype”, collected in Goiás, Brazil, deposited in MNHN 21628, examined). syn. nov. ( Fig. 27E–F View Fig ).

Stephanopis salobrensis Mello-Leitão, 1929: 57 , figs 137–139 (2 females paralectotypes, misidentified; 1 male lectotype designated here, collected from Salobro, Bahia, Brazil, deposited in MNHN 3973, examined). syn. nov. ( Fig. 26 View Fig ).

Stephanopis stelloides – Keyserling 1880: 173 (female cotype collected from “Tortosa” by Guérin- Meneville, not located). syn. nov. ( Fig. 27C–D View Fig ).

Note

Although the holotype described by Walckenaer (1837) is presumably lost, and the “conspecific” and sympatric specimen used by Keyserling (1880) to describe S. stelloides had not been found, the original descriptions and illustrations ( Fig. 27C–D View Fig ) allowed us to unequivocally identify this species as conspecific with Epicadus caudatus ( Fig. 27A–B View Fig ), a species that was recently examined and revised by Machado et al. (2015, 2017). Following the priority principle, we transfer Stephanopis stelloides to Epicadus and propose the name E. stelloides comb. nov. as a senior synonym over E. caudatus ( Fig. 27 View Fig ). Thus, based on the images provided by Machado et al. (2015), we also recognize the identity of the male specimen of S. salobrensis as conspecific to E. stelloides comb. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Thomisidae

Genus

Epicadus

Loc

Epicadus stelloides ( Walckenaer, 1837 )

Machado, Miguel, Viecelli, Rafaela, Guzati, Catherine, Grismado, Cristian J. & Teixeira, Renato A. 2021
2021
Loc

Stephanopis trilobata Mello-Leitão, 1929: 56

Mello-Leitao C. F. 1929: 56
1929
Loc

Stephanopis salobrensis Mello-Leitão, 1929: 57

Mello-Leitao C. F. 1929: 57
1929
Loc

Stephanopis stelloides

Keyserling E. 1880: 173
1880
Loc

Thomisus stelloides

Walckenaer C. A. 1837: 514
1837