Sparianthina selenopoides Banks, 1929

Jaeger, Peter, Rheims, Cristina & Labarque, Facundo, 2009, On the huntsman spider genera Sparianthina Banks, 1929 and Anaptomecus Simon, 1903 from South and Central America (Araneae, Sparassidae), ZooKeys 16 (16), pp. 115-147: 119-122

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http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.16.236

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791906

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scientific name

Sparianthina selenopoides Banks, 1929
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Sparianthina selenopoides Banks, 1929  

Figs 1-21 View Figures 1-13 View Figures 14-21 , 74-75 View Figures 74-79

Sparianthina selenopoides Banks, 1929: 80   , pl. 2, fig. 28 (description ♁ and ♀; Syntypes: 1 ♁ (PJ 797), 1 ♀ (PJ 798), Panama, Barro Colorado [9°9’53.36”N, 79°50’21.21”W], Canal Zone, 17 July, Banks, MCZ 23023 View Materials , examined). Roewer 1954: 684. Bonnet 1958: 4110. Platnick 2009.

Note. For reasons of stability and considering that it concerns a genus type, the ♁ syntype is herewith designated the lectotype, the ♀ syntype the paralectotype.

Further material examined. COSTA RICA. Limón: Rio Parismina [10°17’13.46”N, 83°21’21.11”W], 0 m altitude, on shrubs, 2 ♁♁ ( PJ 885-886), 2 ♀♀ ( PJ 887-888), 1 subadult ♁, 1 juv. ( NHMW). Heredia: Puerto Viejo, La Selva, 1 ♁, 1 ♀, 1980-1983, W. Eberhard leg. ( MCZ 69110 View Materials , 69111 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . PANAMA. Bocas del Toro: Punta de Peña , 1 ♀, 1907, R.E.B. McKenny leg. ( USNM)   ; Canal Zone: Barro Colorado Island , 9 ♁♁, 16 ♀♀, 24 juv., 1934-1954, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69055 View Materials , 69056 View Materials , 69057 View Materials , 69058 View Materials , 69059 View Materials , 69060 View Materials , 69061 View Materials , 69062 View Materials , 69063 View Materials , 69064 View Materials , 69065 View Materials , 69066 View Materials , 69067 View Materials , 69069 View Materials , 69068 View Materials , 69070 View Materials , 69071 View Materials , 69072 View Materials , 69112 View Materials )   ; 2 ♁♁, 17.VII.1924, N. Banks leg. ( MCZ 23023 View Materials )   ; 1 ♀, 20.III.1946, T.C. Schneirla ( AMNH)   ; Fort Davis , 1 ♁, 1 ♀, 2 juv., 14.VIII.1936, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69073 View Materials )   ; Forest Preserve , 2 ♁♁, 1939-1950, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69074 View Materials , 69076 View Materials )   ; Madden Dam Forest , 1 ♁, 18.VIII.1936, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69075 View Materials )   ; French Field , 2 ♁♁, 1 ♀, 2 juv., 17.VIII.1939, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69079 View Materials )   ; Colon: Summit Gardens , 1 ♁, 1 ♀, 12.V.1964, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69077 View Materials )   ; Fort Sherman , 1 ♀, 15.VIII.1939, A.M. Chickering leg. ( MCZ 69078 View Materials )   .

Diagnosis. Opisthosoma triangular to pentagonal ( Figs 74-75 View Figures 74-79 ). Males: Cymbium tip narrow and elongated ( Figs 2, 6 View Figures 1-13 ); embolus with a distinct subapical widening ( Fig. 9 View Figures 1-13 ); additional, pointed apophysis between embolus and conductor ( Fig. 9 View Figures 1-13 : EA); DTA

slender in lateral views ( Fig. 4 View Figures 1-13 ), pointing prolatero-distally in ventral view ( Figs 2, 6 View Figures 1-13 ); RTA with foliate hook-shaped distal part directed dorsally in retrolateral view ( Figs 3, 7 View Figures 1-13 ). Females: Epigynal furrows present on anterior half of epigyne, roundly bent, pointing to median body axis ( Figs 14, 16, 19 View Figures 14-21 ); fertilisation ducts running posteriorad to epigastric furrow, then turning at 180°, forming two hook-like structures; glandular appendages laterally at anterior part of internal duct system, inconspicuous ( Figs 15, 17-18, 20-21 View Figures 14-21 ).

Description. Male ( MCZ 69063 View Materials ). Total length 6.0. Prosoma: 3.0 long, 3.0 wide. Opisthosoma: 2.9 long, 2.5 wide. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.18, ALE 0.22, PME 0.14, PLE 0.2, AME-AME 0.14, AME-ALE 0.04, PME-PME 0.24, PME- PLE 0.24, AME-PME 0.20, ALE-PLE 0.22. Legs: I: femur 6.4, patella 1.9, tibia 7.3, metatarsus 6.2, tarsus 2.2, total 24.0; II: 6.9, 2.0, 8.1, 7.1, 2.4, 26.5; III: 5.1, 1.5, 5.0, 4.7, 1.5, 17.8; IV: 5.4, 1.4, 5.5, 5.8, 2.0, 20.1. Spination: femur I-III: p1-1-1; d0-1-1; r1-1-1; femur IV: p1-1-1; d0-1-1; r0-1-1; tibia I-II: d1-1-1; v2-2-2-0; tibia III-IV: p1- 0-1; d1-0-1; r1-0-1; v2-2-0; metatarsus I-III: p1-1-0; r1-1-0; v2-0-0; metatarsus IV: p1-1-2; r1-1-2; v2-0-0. Chelicerae with 3-4 anterior and 7 posterior teeth, and with ca. 17 denticles in one row ( Fig. 10 View Figures 1-13 ).

Palp as in diagnosis. Embolus arising from tegulum at a 9- to 10-o’clock-position, conductor at a 10- to 11-o’clock-position. Tegulum extending strongly beyond cymbium. Sperm duct running marginally ( Figs 2, 6 View Figures 1-13 ).

Colouration. Prosoma orange with small lateral light brown markings. Chelicerae orange with light brown markings. Gnathocoxae pale yellow, distally cream coloured. Labium orange, slightly darker at base. Legs and pedipalps pale orange with small light brown markings and dark brown spots at the base of the spines. Opisthosoma cream coloured with scattered small white markings ( Fig. 74 View Figures 74-79 ).

Female ( MCZ 69063 View Materials ). Total length 7.4. Prosoma: 3.3 long, 3.2 wide. Opisthosoma: 4.0 long, 4.0 wide. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.14, ALE 0.20, PME 0.16, PLE 0.22, AME-AME 0.12, AME-ALE 0.08, PME-PME 0.26, PME-PLE 0.28, AME-PME 0.20, ALE-PLE 0.26. Legs: I: femur 5.2, patella 1.8, tibia 5.4, metatarsus 4.3, tarsus 1.5, total 18.2; II: 5.7, 1.9, 6.1, 4.6, 1.6, 19.9; III: 4.3, 1.5, 3.9, 3.6, 1.2, 14.5; IV: 4.5, 1.3, 4.0, 4.3, 1.5, 15.6. Spination: femur I-II: p1-1-1; d0-1-1; r0-1-1; femur III: p1-1-1; r0-1-1; r0-0-1 femur IV: p1-1-1; d0-1-1; r0-0-1; tibia I–II: d0-0-1; v2-2-2-0; tibia III-IV: p0-0-1; d0-0-1; r0-0-1; v2-2-0; metatarsus I-III: p1-1-0; r1-1-0; v2-0-0; metatarsus IV: p1-1-2; r1-1-2; v2-0-0. Palpal claw with 8 teeth ( Fig. 13 View Figures 1-13 ), leg claws with 14 teeth, proximal teeth blunt and inconspicuous ( Fig. 12 View Figures 1-13 ). Trilobate membrane with broadly pointed median hook and long lateral projections ( Fig. 11 View Figures 1-13 ).

Copulatory organ as in diagnosis. Epigynal field round to rectangular, longer than wide. Posterior margin of epigyne with distinct lobe. Copulatory openings situated at anterolateral end of epigynal furrows ( Figs 14, 16, 19 View Figures 14-21 ). Internal duct system complex with strongly wound ducts ( Figs 15, 17-18, 20-21 View Figures 14-21 ).

Colouration as in male, slightly darker ( Fig. 75 View Figures 74-79 ).

Variation. Males (n=10): total length 5.2-6.9; prosoma 2.7-3.2; femur I 4.9-6.4. Females (n=10): total length 6.4-7.5; prosoma 3.1-3.4; femur I 4.0-5.8.

Distribution. Costa Rica and Panama.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Sparianthina

Loc

Sparianthina selenopoides Banks, 1929

Jaeger, Peter, Rheims, Cristina & Labarque, Facundo 2009
2009
Loc

Sparianthina selenopoides

Bonnet P 1958: 4110
Roewer CF 1954: 684
Banks N 1929: 80
1929