Meriola teresita Platnick & Ewing

González, María E., Grismado, Cristian J. & Ramírez, Martín J., 2021, A Taxonomic Revision Of The Spider Genus Meriola Banks (Araneae: Trachelidae), Zootaxa 4936 (1), pp. 1-113: 105-106

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4936.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673047

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Meriola teresita Platnick & Ewing
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Meriola teresita Platnick & Ewing  

Figs 83–85 View FIGURE 83 View FIGURE 84 View FIGURE 85 , 92 View FIGURE 92

Meriola teresita Platnick & Ewing, 1995: 34   , figs 87–91 (male holotype and female allotype from Santa Teresita , Buenos Aires, Argentina, in MACN, examined).

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble those of M. ramirezi   by the orange-brown carapace and smooth cuticle, and uniform gray abdomen. Males ( Figs 84–85 View FIGURE 84 View FIGURE 85 ) can be distinguished by having leg cuspules, and by the RTA with two tiny tips. Females ( Fig. 83 View FIGURE 83 ) can be distinguished by the large spherical S2 with stalks, and small spherical S1 and CDR ( Platnick & Ewing, 1995: figs 90, 91).

Description. Male and female described by Platnick & Ewing (1995).

Natural history and habitat. The specimens were collected in leaf litter and at the base of Cortaderia selloana   .

Distribution. Known from Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, Canelones in Uruguay and Buenos Aires province in Argentina ( Fig. 92 View FIGURE 92 ).

New records. BRAZIL: Rio Grande do Sul: Bom Jesus: Fazenda Santa Cruz , S 28.736271°, W 50.251321°, 28–30.III.1998, A. Bonaldo, 1 female ( MCN 29270 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . URUGUAY: Canelones: S 34.516666°, W 56.283332°, 7.V.1970, J. Garcia, 1 male ( MCN 27394 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires: San Isidro: Acassuso: Reserva Municipal Refugio Natural Educativo Ribera Norte. Sauzal. (CJG-Loc-16a), S 34.46729°, W 58.49365°, 21.VII.2014, hand collection, C. Grismado, R. Rodíguez Landó et. al., 1 female ( MACN-Ar 32008) GoogleMaps   . Same data, leaf litter, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 32430)   . Same data (CJG-Loc-18d), 21.VII–29.VIII.2014, pitfall, C. Grismado, R. Rodíguez Landó & L. Rodríguez Demarco, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 32704)   . Same data (CJG-Loc-19d), 28.VIII–29.IX.2014, pitfall, R. Rodríguez Landó, L. Rodríguez Demarco & C. Lorca, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 33059)   . Same data (CJG-loc- 19a), 28.IX.2014, hand collection, R. Rodríguez Landó, L. Rodríguez Demarco & C. Lorca, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 33066).   Same data (CJG-Loc-21d), 25.IX–28.X.2014, pitfall, R. Rodíguez Landó & L. Rodríguez Demarco, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 33335). GoogleMaps   San Fernando : Isla Talavera, 2 km E de Zárate, S 34.054449°, W 58.917384°, 3.XI.1996, M. Ramírez, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16363). GoogleMaps   Zárate : Las Palmas, S 34.069377°, W 59.150693°, VI.1982, M. Ramírez, 1 female, temporary preparation MGM-00360 ( MACN-Ar 30975). GoogleMaps   Zárate , S 34.103734°, W 59.035608°, 10.I.1979, P. Goloboff, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16344). GoogleMaps   La Plata: Isla Martín García , S 34.182558°, W 58.251352°, 1940, J. Viana, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16634). GoogleMaps   Campana : Reserva Natural Otamendi, S 34.225306°, W 58.900250°, elev. 32 m, 22.IV.2006, M. Ramírez, F. Labarque & C. Sosa, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 11063). GoogleMaps   Reserva Natural Otamendi , S 34.230186°, W 58.869773°, 10.VI.1997, M. Ramírez, L. Compagnucci, C. Grismado & F. Uehara, 3 females, 1 imm. ( MACN-Ar 16340). GoogleMaps   Tigre : Dique Luján, S 34.373824°, W 58.687124°, VIII.1938, J. Daguerre, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 16367). GoogleMaps   Tigre , S 34.426289°, W 58.578823°, VII.1957, leaf litter, J. Viana, 3 females ( MACN-Ar 16492). GoogleMaps   Same locality, VIII.1959, J. Viana, 4 females ( MACN-Ar 16369). GoogleMaps   Tigre : Don Torcuato, S 34.505213°, W 58.629944°, IV.1939, J. Boero, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16637). GoogleMaps   San Miguel : Bella Vista, S 34.576207°, W 58.698456°, II.1979, P. Goloboff, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16356). GoogleMaps   Ensenada : Punta Lara, S 34.805302°, W 58.033479°, 11.X.1981, F. Miranda & M. Ramírez, 1 male, temporary preparations MGM-00361–00362 ( MACN-Ar 30951). GoogleMaps   Partido de La Costa : Santa Teresita, S 36.544051°, W 56.690393°, II.1984, M. Ramírez, 1 female, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 9405). GoogleMaps   Partido de la Costa: Mar del Tuyú , S 36.577613°, W 56.701718°, 2.V.1981, base of Cortaderia selloana, M. Ramírez   , 1 male ( MACN-Ar 30952). GoogleMaps   Tandil , S 37.31566°, W 59.142152°, J. Viana, 6 females ( MACN-Ar 16640) GoogleMaps   .

MCN

McNeese State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Trachelidae

Genus

Meriola

Loc

Meriola teresita Platnick & Ewing

González, María E., Grismado, Cristian J. & Ramírez, Martín J. 2021
2021
Loc

Meriola teresita

Platnick, N. I. & Ewing, C. 1995: 34
1995