Nops bahia,

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, A revision of the Neotropical spider genus Nops MacLeay (Araneae: Caponiidae) with the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the Nopinae genera, Zootaxa 4427 (1), pp. 1-121: 75

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Nops bahia

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Nops bahia  new species

Figures 48A ‒FView FIGURE 48; 49A ‒F

Types. Male holotype from Lafaiete Coutinho (13°39′21″S, 40°12′46″W), Bahia, Brazil, vii.2006 ‒ vii.2007, J. Romão, deposited in IBSP 149532View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Female paratype, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 149526View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Male paratype, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 149517View MaterialsGoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Bahia: Presidente Tancredo Neves (13°26′56″S, 39°25′12″W), 27.i.2011 ‒ 7.ii.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 12♂ 1♀ 1 immature ( IBSP 212773‒212777View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Morro de Chapéu (11°28′39.2″S, 41°22′07.9″W), 19.i.2012, I.L.F. Magalhães, 1♂ 1♀ 1 immature ( IBSP 212770View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Contendas de Sincorá (13°55′08.7″S, 41°07′13.8″W), 12‒14.ii.2012, I.L.F. Magalhães, 1♂ ( IBSP 212769View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ubaíra (13°16′4″S, 39°39′46″W), 15‒22.xi.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 1♀ ( IBSP 212771View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Iguaí (14°45′21″S, 40°5′20″W), 5‒18.i.2012, C.M.P. Leite, 1♂, 1♀ ( IBSP 212784View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Valença (13°22′12″S, 39°4′22″W), 17‒29.iii.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 7♂ 4♀ 1 immature ( IBSP 212785‒212790View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Wenceslau Guimarães (13°41′13″S, 39°28′44″W), 14‒21.i.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 1♂ 2♀ ( IBSP 212778‒212779View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Nilo Peçanha (13°35′56″S, 39°6′25″W), 16‒29.ix.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 3♂ 2♀ ( IBSP 212782‒212783View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Lafaiete Coutinho (13°39′21″S, 40°12′46″W), vii.2006 ‒ vii.2007, J. Romão, 1♂ (palp for SEM) ( IBSP 149519View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ (IBSP 149530); 2♂ (IBSP 149518); 1♂ (IBSP 149502); 1♂ (IBSP 149510); 2♂ (IBSP 149509); 1♂ 1♀ (IBSP 149504); 1♂ 1♀ (genitalia for SEM) (IBSP 149521); 1♀ (IBSP 149522). Jussara (11°2′49″S, 41°58′8″W), Toca de Esperança , 2.iii.2002, E.F. Ramos, 1♂ ( IBSP 117098View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ilhéus (14°47′20″S, 39°2′56″W), 29.x ‒11.xi.2001, C.M.P. Leite, 1♂ ( IBSP 212772View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Una, Reserva Biolόgica do Una (15°17′48″S, 39°04′28″W), 14.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1♂ ( IBSP 18076View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , x.1999 ‒ ix.2000, M.F. Dias, 1♀ ( IBSP 64349View Materials)  . Boa Nova (14°21′46″S, 40°12′28″W), x.2003 ‒ iii.2004, E.M. Neto, 1♂ ( IBSP 66220View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Jaguaripe (13°6′46″S, 38°53′45″W), 18.ii ‒2.iii.2001, C.M.P. Leite, 1♂ 3♀ ( IBSP 212780‒212781View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition, derived from the Brazilian State where these spiders occur.

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble similar congener Nops itapetinga  n. sp. by having the posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed ( Fig. 5BView FIGURE 5) and the PLS longer than PMS; but can be distinguished by having remarkable chevron lines at distal dorsal part of abdomen ( Fig. 48AView FIGURE 48), males with embolus shorter and strongly curved at middle ( Fig. 48B ‒CView FIGURE 48) and females with a wide invagination and weakly sclerotized distal margin of lobes ( Fig. 48FView FIGURE 48).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace and legs orange ( Fig. 48AView FIGURE 48); chelicerae, labium, endites and sternum yellowish orange; coxae lighter. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern with light gray chevron bands as in figure 6K, although very poorly defined ( Fig. 48AView FIGURE 48), lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 9.8. Carapace 5.3 long, 4.55 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.9 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.0; II: 3.85; III: 3.5; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed. PLS longer than PMS. Palp with embolus longer than palpal tibia, strongly curved at middle part forming a 90° angle ( Figs 48B ‒CView FIGURE 48; 49D); embolar tip wide, with three long extensions: one ventral and two dorsal ( Fig. 49EView FIGURE 49).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 48DView FIGURE 48). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 10.0. Carapace 5.8 long, 4.8 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 4.0 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.2; II: 4.0; III: 3.7; IV: 4.35. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with weakly sclerotized anterior plate and strongly sclerotized lep, remarkable ess ( Fig. 48EView FIGURE 48). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum, weakly sclerotized distal margin of lobes and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 48FView FIGURE 48; 49A ‒C).

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian State of Bahia ( Fig. 48GView FIGURE 48).


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