Kupiuka murici, Ruiz, Gustavo Rodrigo Sanches, 2010

Ruiz, Gustavo Rodrigo Sanches, 2010, Proposal of Kupiuka and Plesiopiuka, two new genera of jumping spiders from Brazil (Araneae: Salticidae: Heliophaninae), Zootaxa 2630, pp. 57-68 : 60

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6198934

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6198934

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Kupiuka murici
status

sp. nov.

Kupiuka murici   sp. nov. Figs 8–11

Type material: Holotype: male from Estação Ecológica de Murici, Murici , Alagoas, Brazil [9°15’S, 35°51’W], 13–22 September 2003, Equipe Biota ( IBSP 120577 ). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality. Noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. The species seems to be close to K. extratheca   sp. nov., with which it shares a retrolateral apophysis on the male palpal femur ( Figs 4, 10), but can be distinguished from that species by having a long, stout RTA in the male palp ( Fig. 9).

Description. Male holotype: Total length: 2.80. Coloration as in K. extratheca   sp. nov. Carapace 1.42 long, 0.90 wide, 0.50 high. Ocular quadrangle 0.75 long. Anterior eye row 0.82 wide and posterior 0.80 wide. Palp with a retrolateral apophysis on the distal femur, long and stout RTA, posterior portion of the tegulum projected and slightly long embolus ( Figs 8–11). Legs 4132. Length of femur: I 0.60, II 0.55, III 0.60, IV 0.75; patella + tibia: I 0.92, II 0.67, III 0.72, IV 0.95; metatarsus + tarsus: I 0.67, II 0.50, III 0.70, IV 0.80. Spination as in K. extratheca   sp. nov.

Female: Unknown.

Remarks. Since females are still unknown, this species is included in the genus based on similarities between the male and males of other species of Kupiuka   gen. nov.

Distribution. Known only from the State of Alagoas, Brazil.

IBSP

Brazil,Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Instituto Butantan

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Kupiuka