Loxosceles taino Gertsch & Ennik, 1983

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: 221

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Loxosceles taino Gertsch & Ennik, 1983
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Loxosceles taino Gertsch & Ennik, 1983 

Figs. 31 −38View FIGURES 31 − 38, 43− 44View FIGURES 39 − 44

Loxosceles taino Gertsch & Ennik, 1983: 346  , fig. 307−313 (Male holotype from Darby Island, Exuma Islands, Bahamas, deposited in AMNH, not examined)

Diagnosis. Specimens of L. taino  are easily distinguished from other Antillean species by the cylindrical embolus longer than the width of the bulb( Figs. 31−32View FIGURES 31 − 38), and by the female genitalia with large and oval finger-like receptacles with elongated bases ( Figs. 43−44View FIGURES 39 − 44).

Description. Male and female described by Gertsch (1958) and redescribed by Gertsch & Ennik (1983). Carapace, male palp, and female genitalia shown in the figures 31−34; 37−38; 43−44. Palpal tarsus of female slender ( Figs 35−36View FIGURES 31 − 38).

Variation. Male (n= 2): Total length 6.8−7, carapace 3.1−3.3 long, femur I 6 −6.3 long. Palpal tibia 0.8−0.85 long, 0.75−0.85 wide. Female (n= 9): total length 7.1−9.6, carapace 2.8−4.1 long, femur I 5 −6.7 long. Palpal tibia 0.65−1.1 long, 0.2−0.3 wide. Palpal tarsus 5−6.7 long.

Material examined. REPUBLICA DOMINICANA: Pedernales: Oviedo, Parque Natural Jaragua, Fondo Paradi (17 ° 49 ' 4.33 "N, 71 ° 25 ' 51.34 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, June 22, 2004, (IBSP 164708 1 ♂ 8 ♀ 2 juv). Carretera entrando a Pedernales (17 ° 59 ' 44.16 "N, 71 ° 40 ' 31.80 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, June 23, 2004 (IBSP164710, 1♂ 2 ♀ 2 juv). Carretera Oviedo −Pedernales (17 ° 53 ' 15.72 "N, 71 ° 29 ' 46.32 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, Feb. 1, 2005 (IBSP164711, 1♀ 2 juv). Carretera Aceitillar km. 10 (18 ° 6 ' 59.76 "N, 71 ° 36 ' 56.52 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, Feb. 1, 2005 (IBSP164712, 1♀). Carretera Aceitillar km. 17 (18 ° 7 ' 21.36 "N, 71 ° 34 ' 1.92 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, Feb. 1, 2005 (IBSP164713, 1♀). Independencia: Puerto Escondido (18 ° 19 ' 33.99 "N, 71 ° 34 ' 49.26 "W), under rocks, A. Sánchez, Jan. 30, 2005 (IBSP164709, 3♀ 1 juv).

Distribution. Bahamas Islands, Hispaniola and Jamaica.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles