Cinetomorpha peluda Ott & Harvey

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: 115-117

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Cinetomorpha peluda Ott & Harvey

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Cinetomorpha peluda Ott & Harvey   , sp. nov.

Figures 89A View FIGURES 89 ̅91H

Type material. Male holotype from Parque Nacional La Campana , Palma de Ocoa , 770m, -32.96122°, -71.05944°, Quillota, Region V, Chile, Feb. 18, 2005, M. Ramírez & F. Labarque, deposited in MHNS PBI_ OON 25609 View Materials   . Paratypes: Cordillera, Reserva Nacional de Rio Clarillo, Region Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile , 940m, -33.73333°, -70.46666°, Nov. 26, 1993, Platnick , Catley , Ramírez & Allen , 2♀ ( AMNH PBI _ OON 25621 View Materials ).  

Etymology. The specific name is a Spanish word and means hairy, referring to the strong setae over the entire body of this species. It is to be treated as a noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. This species can be recognized by the unusual strong setae covering the entire body ( Figs 89A View FIGURES 89 ̅F, 91A̅F).

Description. Male ( MACN PBI _ OON 25609 View Materials ). Total length 1.62. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orangebrown, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica granulate, sides granulate; lateral margin without denticles; non-marginal pars cephalica setae very stout; non-marginal pars thoracica setae very stout; marginal setae very stout. Clypeus curved downwards in front view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, around ALE diameter; setae very stout. Eyes all subequal; ALE separated by more than their diameter, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum orange-brown, fused to carapace, furrow wrinkled, surface finely punctuate, microsculpture covering entire surface, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV; setae originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae anterior face unmodified; retromargin without teeth; fangs without tooth-like projections; paturon inner margin with brush, 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. Pedicel scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, plumose setae absent. Dorsal scutum orange-brown, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, tegument slightly rugose between punctations. Epigastric scutum: anterior spiracles secondary openings at level of epigastric furrow under a fold, inconspicuous. Postepigastric scutum orange-brown, long, semicircular, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum large. LEGS: orange-brown. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered. Palp proxi- mal segments orange-brown Conductor distal tip dorso-ventrally flattened, with subdistal prolateral angular process and very narrow tip; embolar tip a short translucent tube; embolar distal process lamellar; embolar prolateral process narrow bearing a dorsal translucent area ( Figs 89G View FIGURES 89 ̅H, 90A̅D).

Female ( AMNH PBI _ OON 25621 View Materials ). Total length 2.19. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Mouthparts: paturon inner margin with short inter-digitating setae. GENITALIA: internal genitalia general shape subquadrate, lateral apodemes broad and triangular, domed anterior portion, receptaculum rounded, receptaculum cavity expanded posteriorly into a lip-liker border ( Fig. 91H View FIGURES 91 ).

Other material mxamined. None.

Distribution. This species has only been found in Chile.


Chile, Santiago, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural


USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History


American Museum of Natural History


Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia