Scopelobates sericeus Simon, 1903

Guadanucci, José Paulo Leite, Perafán, Carlos & Valencia-Cuéllar, Dayana, 2017, The genus Holothele Karsch, 1879: the identity of the type species (Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae), Zoosystema 39 (2), pp. 263-271 : 270

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2017n2a5

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5154213

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scientific name

Scopelobates sericeus Simon, 1903
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Scopelobates sericeus Simon, 1903

Scopelobates sericeus Simon, 1903: 928 .

Holothele sericea – Raven 1985: 159. — Perez-Miles et al. 1996: 60. — Rudloff 1997: 11, fig. 8-11.

TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype ♀ (MNHN-AR-AR5032) from Ins. Santo Domingo, Dominic Republic, examined.

REMARKS

The examination of the holotype revealed the presence of a conspicuous dorsal abdominal patch of urticating setae type I and III, which clearly makes it a representative of the subfamily Theraphosinae . Interestingly, this feature had not been noticed before. This species is very similar to representatives of the genus Stichoplastoris Rudloff, 1997 . The type specimen does not possess any stridulating setae, and therefore, the two Dominican genera Phormictopus Pocock, 1901 and Cyrtopholis Simon, 1892 could not accommodate it. However, without a comprehensive examination of the type material of the species currently included in the genus Stichoplastoris , any taxonomic rearrangement should not be proposed. Therefore, as a useful step towards revised nomenclature we remove this species from Holothele and revalidate Scopelobates . In this way, a taxonomic survey including Theraphosinae species from West Indies would clarify this issue.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theraphosidae

Genus

Scopelobates

Loc

Scopelobates sericeus Simon, 1903

Guadanucci, José Paulo Leite, Perafán, Carlos & Valencia-Cuéllar, Dayana 2017
2017
Loc

Holothele sericea

RUDLOFF J. P. 1997: 11
RAVEN R. J. 1985: 159
1985
Loc

Scopelobates sericeus

SIMON E. 1903: 928
1903