Loxosceles mogote, Ruiz, Alexander Sánchez & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2013

Ruiz, Alexander Sánchez & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2013, The genus Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe (Araneae: Sicariidae) in Cuba and Hispaniola, West Indies, Zootaxa 3731 (2), pp. 212-222: 218-220

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scientific name

Loxosceles mogote
status

new species

Loxosceles mogote  new species

Figs. 25 −30View FIGURES 25 − 30, 45− 46View FIGURES 45 − 48

Types. Holotype: male from Cueva Mogote  , Tercer Frente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (20 ° 12 ' 49.10 "N, 76 ° 18 ' 31.93 "W), under rocks, March 24, 2013, F. Cala col., deposited in IBSP 164686. Paratypes: two females with same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 164687 and IBSP 164688.

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Male specimens of L. mogote  sp. nov. resemble those of L. maisi  sp. nov. and L. taino  by the globose palpal tibiae in the male palp, but can be distinguished by the slender and curved embolus ( Figs. 25−26View FIGURES 25 − 30). The females resemble those of L. caribbea  and L. cubana  by the shape of the spermathecae, but differ by the very long receptacles, of which the inner one is twice as large as the outer one, on a short base ( Figs. 45−46View FIGURES 45 − 48).

Description. Male (holotype: IBSP 164686): Carapace yellow, with cephalic region orange, paramedian bands and central posterior band gray ( Fig. 29View FIGURES 25 − 30). Chelicerae and labium orange. Endites orange distally and yellow basally. Legs orange. Palp with cymbium orange and rest grayish orange. Abdomen gray dorsally and white ventrally. Total length 6.7. Carapace 3.3 long, 3.1 wide. Clypeus 1.0 high. Eye diameters: ALE 0.5, PME 0.6, PLE 0.55. Leg measurements: I: femur 6.9 / patella 1.0/ tibia 7.0/ metatarsus 6.9 / tarsus 1.3 / total 23.1; II: 7.6 / 1.1 / 8.7 / 9.1 / 1.5 / 28.0; III: 6.1 / 1.1 / 5.4 / 6.7 / 1.2 / 20.5 IV: 6.5 / 1.2 / 6.0/ 8.0/ 1.3 / 23.0. Leg formula: 2143. Sternum 1.6 long, 1.4 wide. Palpal tibia 0.8 long, 0.5 wide. Palp as in figs 25−26.

Female (paratype: IBSP 164687): Coloration as in male, except carapace darker ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 25 − 30). Total length 7.2. Carapace 3.5 long, 3.0 wide. Clypeus 1.15 high. Eye diameters: ALE 0.5, PME 0.5, PLE 0.55. Leg measurements: I: femur 4.7 / patella 1.2 / tibia 4.9 / metatarsus 4.5 / tarsus 1.0/ total 16.3; II: 4.5 / 1.1 / 4.8 / 5.0/ 1.0/ 16.4; III: 4.1 / 1.0/ 3.4 / 4.1 / 0.8 / 13.4; IV: 4.4 / 1.1 / 3.8 / 4.8 / 1.0/ 15.1. Leg formula: 2143. Sternum 1.7 long, 1.5 wide. Palpal tibia 0.65 long, 0.25 wide. Palpal tarsus 1.0 long, slender at tip ( Figs. 27−28View FIGURES 25 − 30). Epigynum as in figs. 45−46.

Variation. Female (n= 3): total length 7.2−7.6, carapace 3.5−3.7 long, femur I 4.7−6.1 long. Palpal tibia 0.65−0.8 long, 0.2−0.25 wide. Palpal tarsus 1.0− 1.1 long.

Additional examined material. CUBA. Santiago de Cuba: Tercer Frente, Cave in La Tabla (20 ° 12 ' 33.12 "N, 76 ° 19 ' 9.48 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, Nov. 17, 2000 (BSC291, 1♀).

Distribution. Known only from two localities in the north of Santiago de Cuba province, Cuba.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles