Quemedice piracuruca, Rheims, Cristina A., Labarque, Facundo M. & Ramírez, Martín J., 2008

Rheims, Cristina A., Labarque, Facundo M. & Ramírez, Martín J., 2008, The South American genus Quemedice Mello-Leitão (Araneae: Sparassidae): familial placement and taxonomic revision, Zootaxa 1813, pp. 60-68 : 65-67

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274359

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228520

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487D4-FFF9-FFE4-AC90-C9B56FC6FB75

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Plazi

scientific name

Quemedice piracuruca
status

n. sp.

Quemedice piracuruca n. sp.

Figs 13–16 View FIGURES 8 – 16. 8 – 12

Type material: Holotype: male from Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina [13 ° 49 '00" S; 41 ° 43 '00" W], Lençóis, Bahia, Brazil, 1997, M.F. Dias ( IBSP 15849).

Paratypes: COLOMBIA: Meta: 1 Ψ, Lomalinda, Llera Mesa [03° 18 '00" N; 73 ° 22 '00" W], 18 Dec. 1985, B. Carroll ( CAS). BRAZIL: Minas Gerais: 1 ɗ, Coromandel, Vale do Rio Santo Inácio [18 ° 28 '00" S; 47 ° 13 '00" W], 11 May 2001, R. Gallon ( IBSP 28565). Piauí: 1 ɗ, Castelo do Piauí, ECB Plantas Ornamentais [05° 13 ' 52.5 " S; 41 ° 41 ' 37.5 " W], 20 October 2005, F.M. Oliveira Neto ( MPEG 6401); 1 Ψ, Brasileira e Piracuruca , Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades [04°06' 44.2 " S; 41 ° 41 ' 43.6 " W], 28 January 2006, W.A Rocha ( MPEG 6402); 1 ɗ, 8 December 2006, D.F. Candiani leg. ( MPEG 11324); 1 Ψ, 30 January 2007, L.S. Carvalho leg. ( MPEG 1251); 1 Ψ, Brasileira e Piracuruca , Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades [04°06' 44.2 " S; 41 ° 41 ' 43.6 " W], 17 December 2006, L.S. Carvalho ( IBSP 90810).

Other material examined. BRAZIL. Piauí: 1 ɗ, Brasileira e Piracuruca , Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades [04°06' 44.2 " S; 41 ° 41 ' 43.6 " W], 12 December 2006, L.S. Carvalho ( MPEG 11250); 1 ɗ, Castelo do Piauí, ECB Plantas Ornamentais [05° 14 '01.7" S; 41 ° 41 ' 46 " W], 10 December 2005, L.S. Carvalho ( MPEG 6403).

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition that refers to the type locality of most of the type specimens: the Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades in the municipality of Piracuruca , Piauí, Brazil.

Diagnosis. Quemedice piracuruca n. sp. is distinguished from Q. enigmaticus by the male palp with different size RTA branches, ventral one short and truncated, dorsal twice as long and distally pointed ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 8 – 16. 8 – 12 ), embolus base with small teeth retrolaterally and medially widened ( Figs 13–14 View FIGURES 8 – 16. 8 – 12 ); female epigynum with slen- der median field, at least three times longer than wide, vulva with smaller and slender hyaline receptacles and wider convoluted copulatory ducts ( Figs 15–16 View FIGURES 8 – 16. 8 – 12 ).

Description. Male ( IBSP 28565). Prosoma orange with brown margins, a median longitudinal brown stripe and a pair of slightly lighter paramedian ones. Chelicerae yellow with small brown spots at the base of setae. Legs brown, except femora with dorsal longitudinal brown stripes. Pedipalps pale orange. Labium pale brown. Endites and sternum yellow with pale brown margins. Opisthosoma cream colored with three longitudinal brown stripes. Total length 10.0. Dorsal shield of prosoma: 3.3 long, 2.1 wide. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.22, ALE 0.20, PME 0.18, PLE 0.18, AME–AME 0.14, AME–ALE 0.04, PME–PME 0.18, PME–PLE 0.20, AME–PME 0.20, ALE–PLE 0.20. Legs (2413): I: femur 7.0, patella 1.4, tibia 6.6, metatarsus 7.4, tarsus 1.6, total 24; II: 8.5, 1.5, 7.9, 8.9, 1.8, 28.6; III: 3.2, 1.0, 3.3, 3.1, 1.0, 11.6; IV: 7.8, 1.4, 6.4, 7.6, 1.4, 24.6. Spination as in genus description. Abdomen: 6.5 long, 1.7 wide.

Female ( MPEG 6402). Coloration as in male. Total length 13.4. Dorsal shield of prosoma: 3.3 long, 2.1 wide. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.22, ALE 0.20, PME 0.16, PLE 0.20, AME–AME 0.30, AME–ALE 0.04, PME–PME 0.20, PME–PLE 0.28, AME–PME 0.22, ALE–PLE 0.20. Legs (2413): I: femur 5.1, patella 1.3, tibia 4.3, metatarsus 4.4, tarsus 1.1, total 16.2; II: 5.9, 1.4, 5.1, 5.3, 1.2, 18.9; III: 2.6, 0.9, 2.3, 2.0, 0.7, 8.5; IV: 5.4, 1.3, 4.2, 4.7, 0.9, 16.5. Spination as in genus description except femur IV r 0-1 - 1; metatarsus IV: p 1 - 1 - 1. Opisthosoma: 10.0 long, 3.5 wide.

Variation. Six males: total length 6.7 –10.0; dorsal shield of prosoma 2.5–3.3; femur I 5.9 –7.0. Four females: total length 12.7–16.3; carapace 3.3–4.5; femur I 5.10–6.2.

Distribution. Northern South America: Colombia and Brazil (Piauí).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Quemedice