Selenops micropalpus Muma, 1953

Crews, Sarah C., Galvis, William & Esposito, Lauren A., 2021, Gliding canopy flatties and relatives from the Selenops banksi group (Araneae: Selenopidae), Journal of Natural History 54 (35 - 36), pp. 2343-2365: 2358

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Selenops micropalpus Muma, 1953
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Selenops micropalpus Muma, 1953  

( Figures 1 View Figure 1 (f), 2(s–v), 3(e), 5(f), 6(c, j–k) and 7(d))

Selenops micropalpus Muma, 1953: 39   , Figs 66–68 (♂ holotype and ♀ paratype from Laudat , Dominica, in AMNH, examined).

Selenops micropalpus Crews, 2011: 27   , Figs 17–20, 180.

Diagnosis. Females of S. micropalpus   differ from females of S. ducke   and S. curruganja   sp. nov. by the epigynal plate being longer than wide ( Figure 6 View Figure 6 (c–d, f–g)). Females of this species differ from females of S. banksi   by being grey in life and brown when preserved, whereas S. banksi   is green in life and yellow-orange when preserved ( Figures 1 View Figure 1 (a–d, f) and 2(a–i, s–v)). Additionally, the copulatory ducts of S. micropalpus   turn multiple times, in contrast to the copulatory ducts of S. banksi   ( Figure 6 View Figure 6 (a–c)).

Males of S. micropalpus   can be separated from males of S. ducke   by the palpal tibia being longer than the cymbium, and the embolus and embolic process are completely separate, whereas in S. ducke   , the palpal tibia is of similar size to the cymbium, and the embolus and embolic process are connected by a weakly sclerotised area ( Figures 3 View Figure 3 (e–h) and 5(d–f)). S. micropalpus   can be separated from males of S. banksi   by having fewer, more dispersed chemosensory setae on the tip of the cymbium and by the embolar process and embolus originating from the sides of the embolar base, gradually nearing one another distally ( Figures 3 View Figure 3 (a–d, e) and 5(a–c, f)).

See Crews et al. (2008) and Crews (2011) for full descriptions and natural history information.

Distribution. Southern Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. For detailed locality data, see Crews (2011) and Crews (2018).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Selenopidae

Genus

Selenops

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Selenops micropalpus Muma, 1953

Crews, Sarah C., Galvis, William & Esposito, Lauren A. 2021
2021
Loc

Selenops micropalpus

Crews SC 2011: 27
2011
Loc

Selenops micropalpus

Muma MH 1953: 39
1953