Meri sanctivincenti ( Simon, 1898 ) Rheims & Jäger, 2022

Rheims, Cristina A. & Jäger, Peter, 2022, Revalidation of the genus Sadala Simon, 1880 with the description of a new genus of Neotropical huntsman spiders (Araneae, Sparassidae), Zootaxa 5135 (1), pp. 1-80 : 62-63

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5135.1.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6820304

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787EF-FF9C-C930-FF32-FD46FCE4FE36

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scientific name

Meri sanctivincenti ( Simon, 1898 )
status

comb. nov.

Meri sanctivincenti ( Simon, 1898)   comb. nov.

Figs 250–252 View FIGURES 250–252 , 315 View FIGURES 315–318

Sparassus sancti-vincentii Simon, 1898: 877   (unknown number of male and female syntypes [1 female lectotype, 1 female paralectotype, here designated] from St. Vincent [13.2500, ‑61.2000] NHM, 2 female syntypes examined, others not located)

Olios sancti-vincenti: Petrunkevitch 1911: 502   (emendation of spelling); Roewer 1955: 709.

Olios sanctivincentii: Bonnet 1958: 3179   (emendation of spelling).

Note. Simon (1898) originally described both males and females of M. sanctivincenti   comb. nov. However, Roewer (1955) lists only females decribed. In addition, Jäger (2020: 94) states that, although a type series was located at NHM, it included only female specimens. Since the description does not allow the proper identification and the location of the male types is unknown, we are designating the female specimens deposited in NHM as lectotype and paralectotype, thus fixing the name to the female.

Diagnosis. Females of M. sanctivincenti   comb. nov. resemble those of M. tapirapeco   spec. nov. ( Figs 257–259 View FIGURES 253–259 ) and M. zeteki   spec. nov. ( Figs 309–311 View FIGURES 309–311 ) by the epigyne with EP opening medially on MS. They are distinguished from both species by the MS with lateral margins diverning anteriorly ( Fig. 250 View FIGURES 250–252 ) and vulva with spermathecae rounded with smooth margins ( Fig. 251 View FIGURES 250–252 ) (MS with lateral margins converging anteriorly and spermathecae with grooved margins in M. tapirapeco   spec. nov. and M. zeteki   spec. nov.). Males were not located.

Description. See Simon 1898

Additional description. Epigyne: EF slightly wider than long; MAB long and narrow; MS longer than wide; EP triangular, as wide as long ( Fig. 250 View FIGURES 250–252 ). Vulva: internal ducts with FW sinuous, posteriad; GP arising from ducts at first turn, anteriad; FD antero laterad (figs 251–252).

Distribution. Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 315 View FIGURES 315–318 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Meri

Loc

Meri sanctivincenti ( Simon, 1898 )

Rheims, Cristina A. & Jäger, Peter 2022
2022
Loc

Olios sanctivincentii:

Bonnet, P. 1958: 3179
1958
Loc

Olios sancti-vincenti:

Roewer, C. F. 1955: 709
Petrunkevitch, A. 1911: 502
1911
Loc

Sparassus sancti-vincentii

Simon, E. 1898: 877
1898