Cinetomorpha itabaiana Ott & Brescovit

Ott, Ricardo, Ubick, Darrell, Bonaldo, Alexandre B., Brescovit, Antonio D. & Harvey, Mark S., 2019, A revision of the new world goblin spider genus Cinetomorpha Simon, 1892 revalidated from Gamasomorpha Karsch, 1881 (Araneae, Oonopidae, Oonopinae), Zootaxa 4641 (1), pp. 1-152: 132-133

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Cinetomorpha itabaiana Ott & Brescovit

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Cinetomorpha itabaiana Ott & Brescovit   , sp. nov.

Figures 103A View FIGURES 103 ̅105H

Type material. Male holotype from Estação Ecológica de Itabaiana, Itabaiana, Sergipe, Brazil, Sept. 14-20, 1999, A.D. Brescovit et al., deposited in IBSP 69290 PBI_ OON 25611 View Materials . Paratypes: 1♀ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25655 View Materials ), 1♀ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25656 View Materials ); 1♂ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25657 View Materials ), all same data as holotype.  

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality. It is to be treated as a noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. This species resembles C. orellana   sp. nov. and C. pocone   sp. nov.; males can be distinguished from the both above cited species by the longer epigastric apodems extending posteriorly to the spiracles ( Figs 103B View FIGURES 103 , 106B View FIGURES 106 , 110B View FIGURES 110 ); females can be distinguished from both species above by the shape of the internal genitalia with reduced sclerotized wall and chitinized wall areas and a proportionally narrower anterior stalk-like projection ( Figs 105H View FIGURES 105 , 109H View FIGURES 109 , 112H View FIGURES 112 ).

Description. Male ( PBI _ OON 25611 View Materials ). Total length: 1.04. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth; lateral margin without denticles. Clypeus straight in front view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, around ALE diameter. Eyes all subequal; ALE separated by more than their diameter, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum pale orange, fused to carapace, furrow smooth, surface smooth, microsculpture absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, groove at anterior margin shallow; setae originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae anterior face unmodified; retromargin without teeth; fangs without tooth-like projections; paturon inner margin with short inter-digitating setae, laminate groove absent. Labium anterior margin indented at middle. Endites anteromedian part forming a groove between serrula and the apical portion. ABDOMEN: rounded posteriorly; dorsum soft portions pale white. Book lung covers slightly elevated. Pedicel scuto-pedicel region unmodified, plumose setae absent. Dorsal scutum pale orange, middle surface smooth, sides smooth. Epigastric scutum anterior spiracles secondary openings at level of epigastric furrow in an indent. Postepigastric scutum pale orange, almost semicircular, fused to epigastric scutum, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum narrow. Dorsum setae sparse. Distribution. Abdomen setae dorsal seta very sparse. LEGS: pale orange. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered. Palp proximal segments pale orange. Conductor flattened laterally, with narrow and curved dorso-distal tip ( Fig. 103F View FIGURES 103 ); embolar tip a translucent tube with narrow embolar distal process; embolar prolateral process narrow, with narrow translucent dorsal area ( Figs 103G View FIGURES 103 ̅H, 104A̅D).

Female ( PBI _ OON 25656 View Materials ). As in male except as noted. Total length: 1.15. GENITALIA: internal genitalia central portion triangular, lateral apodemes elliptic narrowing towards distal end, sclerotized wall area triangular, receptaculum cavity reduced ( Fig. 105H View FIGURES 105 ).

Other material examined. BRAZIL: Sergipe: Itabaiana, Estação Ecológica Itabaiana , Sept. 14-20, 1999, A. D. Brescovit et al.: 1♂ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25658 View Materials )   ; 1♂ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25659 View Materials )   ; 1♂, 1♀ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25660 View Materials )   ; 1♀ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25661 View Materials )   ; 1♀ ( IBSP PBI _ OON 25662 View Materials )   ; 1♂ ( IBSP 67384 View Materials PBI _ OON 25665 View Materials )   ; Bahia : Central, - 11.01666°S, - 41.78333°W, July 15–31, 2002, E.F. Ramos, F. Cunha 1♂ ( IBSP 67414 View Materials PBI _ OON 25664 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. This species is known from the states of Bahia and Sergipe, Brazil.


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