Thaumasia peruana, Cruz Da Silva & Carico, 2012

Cruz Da Silva, Estevam L. & Carico, James E., 2012, 3567, Zootaxa 3567, pp. 1-64 : 23

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Thaumasia peruana

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Thaumasia peruana new species

Figs 2, 22, 125–129

Type. Male holotype from Huanuco, Tingo Maria-Pucallpa road, Peru [09°12’S, 78°49’W], elevation 6770m, 02.IX.2007, W. Paredes ( MUSM 5000074 ). Paratype: one male, same data as holotype ( MCTP 33351 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific name is a noun and refers to the type locality.

Diagnosis. The males of T. peruana sp. nov. ( Fig. 125) resembles those of T. diasi sp. nov. ( Fig. 115) by the elongated apex of the median apophysis ( Fig. 125), but can be distinguished by the undivided median apophysis and by the longer and slender apex of the retrolateral tibial apophysis ( Fig. 128) and by the thin and acute apex of the ental branch of RTA ( Fig. 127).

Description. Male (Holotype, Huanuco, Peru, MUSM 5000074). Total length 15.57. Carapace 7.71 long, 6.91 wide, light brown with two whitish patches near the ocular region; fovea deeply marked. Clypeus light brown, 0.90 high. Anterior eye row straight, 1.50 wide ( Fig. 22); posterior recurved, 2.63 wide. Eye diameters, interdistances, and median ocular quadrangle: AME 0.26, ALE 0.22, PME 0.38, PLE 0.40; AME-AME 0.26, AME-ALE 0.16, PME-PME 0.48, PME-PLE 0.58, OQA 0.80, OQP 1.20, OQH 0.86. Chelicerae dark brown, slightly divergent, with lateral patches of long whitish bristles ( Fig. 22). Sternum light brown, with scattered setae; 3.45 long, 3.72 wide. Labium dark brown, light brown distally, 1.19 long, 1.33 wide. Legs light brown, with dark brown annuli on femora, relative length: I-IV-II-III, I—femur 15.96/ patella-tibia 22.34/ metatarsus 15.95/ tarsus 6.25/ total 60.50; II—15.02/ 19.01/ 14.63/ 6.11/ 54.77; III—12.63/ 15.29/ 11.17/ 4.55/ 43.64; IV—15.42/ 19.28/ 14.49/ 6.65/ 55.84. Ventral pairs of macrosetae on tibiae: I-4; II-4; III-4; IV-4. Superior tarsal claw with eleven teeth and inferior with two teeth ( Fig. 129). Abdomen 7.31 long, dark brown with an irregular light brown patch over cardiac area; dorsum with three pairs of sigillae. Venter light brown, with scattered setae. Palpus with an elongated median apophysis ( Figs 125, 128) and with a long and slender ental branch of RTA with wide lamellar base ( Figs 126, 127). Ectal branch of RTA with short and folded apex ( Fig. 127).

Female. Unknown.

Other material examined. PERU, San Martin: Moyobamba, Soritor, Caserio Paitoja [06°21’S, 77°04’W], elevation 1580m, 31.VIII.2008, W. Paredes & C. Albujar ( MUSM 505345 ) GoogleMaps .

Distribution. Peru (Huanuco, San Martin) ( Fig. 2).