Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão, Mello-Leitao

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: 40-42

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673003

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Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão
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Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão  

Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 a–b, 2e–g, 4a–b, 28–30, 91

Trachelopachys fasciatus Mello-Leit   „o, 1941a: 178, fig. 70, pl. X, fig. 48 (four female syntypes from Cabana , Cordoba, Argentina, in MLP, examined by Platnick & Ewing, 1995).

Trachelas fasciatus Platnick, 1975: 10   .

Meriola fasciata Platnick & Ewing, 1995: 26   , figs 59–63.

Diagnosis. Males ( Figs 29–30 View FIGURE 29 View FIGURE 30 ) resemble those of M. avalosi   sp. nov. by the long RTA with bent tip, but differ by the longer, sinuous embolus, by lacking the bulb distal projection, and by lacking a basal spine on the dorsal side of the femur II. Females ( Fig. 28 View FIGURE 28 ) are easily recognized by the long tube-like anterior hood of the epigyne.

Description. See Platnick & Ewing (1995) for male and female descriptions.

Natural history and habitat. The specimens were collected in forests and grasslands; many were found in dry forests (xerophilic and semi-xerophilic forest), with pyrophilus plants, such as Baccharis   sp., but also in humid forests.

Distribution. Known from south of Brazil, Uruguay and center of Argentina ( Fig. 91 View FIGURE 91 ).

New records. BRAZIL: Rio Grande do Sul: Quaraí: Estância São Roberto , S 30.293520°, W 55.961878°, 24–28.V.1991, A. Brescovit, 1 male ( MCN 30540 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . ARGENTINA: Santa Fe: Vera: Estancia Las Gamas , 16,5 km por aire W de Vera (MJR-loc-161), S 29.44134°, W 60.38455°, elev. 82 m, 20.III.2014, humid chacoan forest, hand collection, M. Ramírez, C. Grismado, L. Piacentini & M. González Márquez, 1 male, sample MGM-00309, temporary preparation MLB-00772 ( MACN-Ar 32284) GoogleMaps   . San Justo: Ruta Nacional Nº 11, 9 km por aire S de Videla (MJR-loc-158), S 31.025681°, W 60.701673°, elev. 44 m, 19.III.2014, grassland, hand collection, M. Ramírez, C. Grismado, L. Piacentini & M. González Márquez, 1 male, sample MGM-00311, fotos MJR IMG-54–56 (MACN-Ar 32281) GoogleMaps   . San Juan: Iglesia: Paso de Agua Negra , S 30.39291°, W 69.566809°, elev. 3500 m, 12.I.1982, A. Roig Alsina, 2 females ( MACN-Ar 16386) GoogleMaps   . Córdoba: Calamuchita: Valle de Calamuchita , S 31.981373°, W 64.509436°, II.1952, J. Viana, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 30564) GoogleMaps   . Santa Rosa de Calamuchita , S 32.071729°, W 64.54472°, III–IV.1958, J. Viana, 1 female, 5 males ( MACN-Ar 16384) GoogleMaps   . Entre Ríos: Diamante: Parque Nacional Predelta , bosque de barranca, S 32.12034°, W 60.62958°, elev. 26 m, 23–26.V.2011, G. Rubio, L. Piacentini & M. Izquierdo, 4 females, 1 male, temporary preparations MGM-00194–00200 ( MACN-Ar 30366) GoogleMaps   , 1 male, temporary preparations MGM- 00201–00203, MGM-00478–00479 ( MACN-Ar 30567)   . Parque Nacional Predelta, Campo Sarmiento , 6 km S de Diamante (MJR-loc-141), S 32.12182°, W 60.62525°, elev. 39 m, 30.IV.2013, grassland at the edge of Baccharis   sp. vegetation (“ Chilcal ”), hand collection, M. Ramírez, L. Piacentini, M. González Márquez, A. Laborda & S. Aisen, 1 male, sample MGM-00139 ( MACN-Ar 30277) GoogleMaps   , 1 female, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 30776)   , 1 female, temporary preparation MGM-00477 ( MACN-Ar 30828)   . San Luis: Merlo: Quebrada , S 32.336441°, W 64.963298°, 12.XI.1982, A. Roig Alsina, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16385) GoogleMaps   . Junín: Merlo , S 32.347434°, W 65.011716°, XI.1971, J. Viana, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16387) GoogleMaps   . Chacabuco: Villa Elena , S 32.505224°, W 64.974619°, 10.XI.1982, rushes, E. Maury, 3 females ( MACN-Ar 16383) GoogleMaps   . Chacabuco: Cortaderas , S 32.505603°, W 64.991119°, 10.XI.1982, in forest of Schinus   or under rocks, A. Roig Alsina, 2 females, 1 imm. ( MACN-Ar 30973) GoogleMaps   . URUGUAY: Maldonado: Piriápolis , S 34.831882°, W 55.259071°, 9.XII.1966, R. Capocasale & L. Bruno, 1 female ( CAS, CASENT 9059435) GoogleMaps   .

MCN

McNeese State University

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Trachelidae

Genus

Meriola

Loc

Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão

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

Meriola fasciata

Platnick, N. I. & Ewing, C. 1995: 26
1995
Loc

Trachelas fasciatus

Platnick, N. I. 1975: 10
1975