Paecilaemella multimaculata ( Wood, 1869 ), Medrano & Ázara & Kury, 2020

Medrano, Miguel, Ázara, Ludson Neves de & Kury, Adriano Brilhante, 2020, The short-legged Andean cosmetids revisited: the genus Libitia Simon, 1879 with description of two new species (Opiliones, Cosmetidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 634, pp. 1-25: 19-20

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.634

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:66AEE1D7-51BF-4583-9A19-947F61ECC7DE

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795364

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AC87DB-EC41-CA09-7EAA-57D1FB164CFB

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scientific name

Paecilaemella multimaculata ( Wood, 1869 )
status

 

Paecilaemella multimaculata ( Wood, 1869)   revalidated, comb. nov.

Fig. 13 View Fig

Gonyleptes multimaculatus Wood, 1869: 438   , pl. 24, fig. 10 [junior subjective synonym of Cosmetus cordatus Gervais, 1844   by Butler (1873); synonymy disclaimed here].

Cynorta itacoaiensis H. Soares, 1970: 324   . syn. nov.

Gonyleptes multimaculatus   – Cokendolpher & Peek 1991: 95.

Cranaus multimaculatus   – Simon 1879: 241.

Type data

Gonyleptes multimaculatus   : Type (s), whereabouts unknown, from “Napo and Maravon” [Napo and Marañon rivers] [possibly the confluence of both rivers, near Iquitos, Loreto, Peru].

Cynorta itacoaiensis   : ♂, holotype ( MNRJ 5059, examined), from Brazil, Amazonas, Upper Itaquaí River.

Material examined

BRAZIL • 1 ♀; Acre, Cruzeiro do Sul, proximidades do Aeroporto Internacional de Cruzeiro do Sul , rodovia AC-405; 7.595972° S, 72.766528° W; 190 m a.s.l.; 30 Oct. 2016; L.S. Carvalho leg.; CHNUFPI 2317 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

The synonymy of Gonyleptes multimaculatus   with Cosmetus cordatus   , established by Butler (1873), is not supported here because the former possess the following features ( Fig. 13 View Fig ): (1) large body (> 6 mm); (2) main solid white spot mostly occupying the cephalothorax; (3) scattered white dots on abdomen, free tergites and coxa IV; (4) long and smooth legs (femur IV longer than the total length of the dorsal scutum); (5) dorsal scutum beta-type and (6) tarsal counts more numerous (6/14/8/9). All those features also show that Gonyleptes multimaculatus   does not belong to the genus Libitia   , better fitting the diagnosis of the recently revalidated genus Paecilaemella   (see Kury & Medrano 2018). The specimens of Gonyleptes multimaculatus   examined by Wood (1869) were damaged and did not allow an unambiguous diagnosis as a cosmetid, since the pedipalps are missing. Butler (1873), besides his precipitated specific synonymy, already showed the relation of the species with cosmetids. After a century, H. Soares (1970) described Cynorta itacoaensis   from the Itacoaí River in upper Amazonas with a description and an illustration that entirely match those of Wood’s species. Therefore, we propose that Cynorta itacoaiensis H. Soares, 1970   is a junior synonym of Paecilaemella multimaculata ( Wood, 1869)   comb. nov.

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Cosmetidae

Genus

Paecilaemella

Loc

Paecilaemella multimaculata ( Wood, 1869 )

Medrano, Miguel, Ázara, Ludson Neves de & Kury, Adriano Brilhante 2020
2020
Loc

Gonyleptes multimaculatus

Cokendolpher J. C. & Peek M. L. 1991: 95
1991
Loc

Cynorta itacoaiensis H. Soares, 1970: 324

Soares H. E. M. 1970: 324
1970
Loc

Cranaus multimaculatus

Simon E. 1879: 241
1879
Loc

Gonyleptes multimaculatus

Wood Jr. H. C. 1869: 438
1869