Meri tapirapeco, 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 : 63-64

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0CC0D586-E099-4593-9032-EA1885F00F3B

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6820306

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787EF-FF9F-C931-FF32-FA65FCE4FEA6

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Plazi

scientific name

Meri tapirapeco
status

sp. nov.

Meri tapirapeco   sp. nov.

Figs 257–259 View FIGURES 253–259 , 263–264 View FIGURES 260–264 , 317 View FIGURES 315–318

Type material. Holotype: BRAZIL: Amazonas : ♀, Barcelos [1.1833, ‑64.9667], Serra do Tapirapecó, 2 October 2006, A.A. Nogueira leg. ( INPA). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality; noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Females of M. tapirapeco   spec. nov. resemble those of M. sanctivincenti   comb. nov. ( Figs 250–252 View FIGURES 250–252 ) 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 wider than long ( Fig. 257 View FIGURES 253–259 ) and internal ducts with FW U-shaped and laterad ( Figs 258–259 View FIGURES 253–259 ) (MS as long as wide and FW sinuous and posteriad in M. sanctivincenti   comb. nov.; EP longer than wide and FW postero laterad in M. zeteki   spec. nov.).

Description. Female (holotype): Total length 10.8. Prosoma 3.9 long, 3.7 wide. Opisthosoma 6.5 long, 4.1 wide. Eyes: diameters: 0.34, 0.25, 0.19, 0.23; interdistances: 0.25, 0.20, 0.48, 0.41, 0.25, 0.19. Legs: I: 19.4 (5.3, 2.1, 5.2, 5.3, 1.5); II: 20.3 (5.7, 2.2, 5.5, 5.4, 1.5); III: 14.4 (4.3, 1.6, 3.7, 3.5, 1.3); IV: 16.1 (4.6, 1.5, 4.2, 4.4, 1.4). Spination follows the generic pattern. Epigyne: EF wider than long, MAB short and narrow; MS drop-shaped, with lateral margins gently converging anteriorly; LL almost touching posteriorly ( Fig. 257 View FIGURES 253–259 ). Vulva: GP slightly longer than wide, mediad, arising from ducts at first turn; SP irregular-shaped, with folds; FD antero laterad ( Figs 251–252 View FIGURES 250–252 , 256–257 View FIGURES 253–259 ).

Male: Unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 317 View FIGURES 315–318 ).

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Meri