Zuniga laeta ( Peckham & Peckham, 1892 ),

Galvis, William, 2016, New records and updated distribution of the ant-like jumping spider genus Zuniga Peckham & Peckham, 1892 (Salticidae: Salticinae: Sarindini) in the Neotropics, Peckhamia 139 (1), pp. 1-11: 2-4

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scientific name

Zuniga laeta ( Peckham & Peckham, 1892 )
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Zuniga laeta ( Peckham & Peckham, 1892) 

Figs. 1-9View Figures 1-9

Sarinda laeta Peckham & Peckham, 1892: 41  , pl. 3, fig 6 (male holotype from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, deposited in MCZ 21766View Materials, not examined). Simon, 1901: 506-507, figs. 600-603. Petrunkevitch, 1911: 702. Mello-Leitão, 1933: 74-75. Bonnet, 1958: 3931. Jackowska & Prószyński, 1975: 42, fig. 4a ( S. lateata  , lapsus, gives a diagrammatic illustration of the female copulatory organ).

Zuniga severa Peckham & Peckham, 1892: 44  , pl. 3, fig. 7 (female holotype from Brazil, Minas, CaraÇa [Minas Gerais, Serra do CaraÇa ], deposited in MCZ 23045View Materials, not examined). Simon, 1901: 519-522. Petrunkevitch, 1911: 718. Petrunkevitch, 1928: 195. Mello-Leitão, 1933: 69-70. Bonnet, 1959: 4997. Synonymized by Galiano (1964a: 70).

Zuniga laeta Galiano, 1964a: 70  , pl. 1, figs. 1-7, pl. 2, 16, 18-19, pl. 3, figs. 24-25 (redescribed and transferred to the genus Zuniga  ). World Spider Catalog, 2015.

Material examined. Argentina, Jujuy, Lagunas de Yala , [24.109115°S, 65.479295°W], [1950 m], 30 Nov 1981, 5♀ E. Maury (MACN)GoogleMaps  . Brazil, Paraná, Pinhais, Serra da Farinha Seca , [25.399088°S, 48.933476°W], [1012 m], 15 to 20 Sep 1995, 2♂, 5♀, Equipe Lab. Aracnología A.A. Lise (MCTP 7674)GoogleMaps  . Rio Grande do Sul, Montenegro, [29.690439°S, 51.469257°W], [179 m], 6 Oct 1977, 2♂ immatures, A.A. Lise Leg (FZB 6789);GoogleMaps  Torres, Parque Estadual de Itapeva, [29.360484°S, 49.758137°W], [7 m], 10 to 14 Jan 2005, 1♀, R. Ott Leg ( FZB 38464View Materials).GoogleMaps  Santa Catarina, Florianapolis, Canavieiras , [27.432575°S, 48.464497°W], [7 m], Jan 1949, no collector ( MACN)GoogleMaps  . Colombia, Boyacá, Santuario de Flora & Fauna Iguaque, [5.666114°N, 73.455448°W], 2800 m, 4 Nov 1997, 1♀, F. Fernández (ICN-Ar 6782)GoogleMaps  . Magdalena, Santa Marta, Minca, Hacienda La Victoria , Sector Jabalí Alto , Quebrada Jabalí [11.02°N, 73.93°W], 1293 m, Jul 2015, 1♀, W. Galvis, (ICN-Ar 5932)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Somatically the species can be differentiated from Z. magna  by its dorsal eye field occupying 41-42% of the total length of the prosoma ( Figs. 8-9View Figures 1-9), two promarginal and one retromarginal teeth ( Fig. 7View Figures 1-9), prosoma with slightly marked radiating prosomal grooves and abdomen coloration with a mixture of white-brown transverse stripes, and with two-four longitudinal, ventral brown marks ( Figs. 4-5, 8-9View Figures 1-9). Males can by distinguished by the slender and not dilated femur of the palp, with the embolus rotated ventrally ( Figs. 1-2View Figures 1-9). Females can be separated from those of Z. magna  by the epigyne, with smaller pits, a chitinous septum that does not reach the height of the spermathecae on the anterior side of the epigyne ( Fig. 6View Figures 1-9), and copulatory ducts that are shorter and not convoluted. For more diagnostic characters see Galiano (1964a: 70). Although the sternum of the species as described is wider and shorter than that of Z. magna  (see Galiano, 1964a: 71, fig 5), here I present a specimen with a narrower sternum ( Fig. 3View Figures 1-9).

Distribution. Colombia (Boyacá, Magdalena), Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul) and Argentina (Jujuy) ( Fig. 19View Figure 19). This includes new northernmost, southernmost and altitudinal records for the species, and new genus records from Argentina and Colombia. In Brazil this includes new records from the southern states of Paraná and Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul, after Buckup et al. (2010). The known altitudinal range is 7-2800 m.

These are the first records of this species since its original description ( Galiano, 1964a). In Colombia, the species was collected beating vegetation in a grassland near an intervened high Andean wet forest, and near to a road in a highly conserved Andean wet forest at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta ( Fig. 17View Figures 17-18). There is an unconfirmed record of the species from Brazil, Amazonas, Humaitá, Humaitá (SMNK 2901) listed by Heiko Meztner (Meztner, 2015; Fig. 19View Figure 19).

FZB

FZB

MACN

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Museo Argentina de Ciencias Naturales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Zuniga

Loc

Zuniga laeta ( Peckham & Peckham, 1892 )

Galvis, William 2016
2016
Loc

Zuniga laeta

Galiano, M. E. 1964: 70
1964
Loc

Sarinda laeta

Jackowska, B. & J. Proszynski 1975: 42
Bonnet, P. 1958: 3931
Mello-Leitao, C. F. 1933: 74
Petrunkevitch, A. 1911: 702
Simon, E. 1901: 506
Peckham, G. W. & E. G. Peckham 1892: 41
1892
Loc

Zuniga severa

Galiano, M. E. 1964: 70
Bonnet, P. 1959: 4997
Mello-Leitao, C. F. 1933: 69
Petrunkevitch, A. 1928: 195
Petrunkevitch, A. 1911: 718
Simon, E. 1901: 519
Peckham, G. W. & E. G. Peckham 1892: 44
1892