Voriax popeye, Kury, 2014, Kury, 2014

Kury, Adriano B., 2014, Why does the Tricommatinae position bounce so much within Laniatores? A cladistic analysis, with description of a new family of Gonyleptoidea (Opiliones, Laniatores), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172 (1), pp. 1-48: 19-20

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12165

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E987FA-A777-5C55-FC39-F9BFAE32F88A

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Marcus

scientific name

Voriax popeye
status

SP. NOV.

VORIAX POPEYE   SP. NOV.

Etymology: Popeye the sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, and whose most distinctive feature are his massive forearms. Noun in apposition.

Type data: ♂ holotype, 15 ♂ 49 ♀ [2 ♂ mounted on stubs for scanning electron microscopy ( SEM)] Porto Seguro : Arraial d’Ajuda, Fazenda do Sr. Valter: 16°32′18.24″S, 39°8′35.52″W, A. Kury et al. leg GoogleMaps   .

Description, male holotype: Dorsum. Carapace subrectangular, posterior border penetrating strongly into abdominal scutum ( Fig. 12A View Figure 12 ). Abdominal scutum without meaningful constrictions, steadily widening posteriorly. Tegument deeply wrinkled, grooves very deep, especially the scutal groove, separating carapace from abdominal scutum ( Fig. 12B View Figure 12 ). Ocularium narrow and high, ending in a sturdy, short spine. Frontal hump strongly projected into a point ( Fig. 12C, D View Figure 12 ). Ozopore with two openings ( Fig. 13B View Figure 13 ). Mesotergum divided into four areas, with straight grooves. Areas II to V with a pair of paramedian low, blunt tubercles. Anal opercle densely covered with stout setiferous tubercles ( Fig. 12E View Figure 12 ). Venter. Stigmatic area short. Stigmata small, partly sunken ( Fig. 13A View Figure 13 ). Coxae I−IV covered with large, rounded tubercles similar to those of anal opercle. Free sternites with one transverse row of small, setiferous tubercles each ( Fig. 12E View Figure 12 ). Chelicera. Monomorphic, weakly developed, basichelicerite short, bulla with posterior apophysis ( Fig. 12B View Figure 12 ). Pedipalpus. Without remarkable features, without elongate or incrassate articles. Ordinary spines on tibia and tarsus ( Fig. 13C View Figure 13 ). Tibia ventromesal IiIi, ventro-ectal Iii. Tarsus both sides IiIi. Some mesal spines of tibia and tarsus have unusually strongly swollen bases ( Fig. 13C, D View Figure 13 ). Legs. Legs I, II, and IV relatively short and unarmed, with femora gently sinuous ( Fig. 12A View Figure 12 ). Leg III with femur, tibia immensely swollen. Femur with only a few ventral rows of small granules. Tibia and metatarsus armed with robust setiferous tubercles ( Fig. 13E View Figure 13 ). Coxa IV armed with robust prodorso-apical acuminate apophysis. Trochanter IV armed with prodorsal conic apophysis. Tarsal claws III−IV without tarsal process ( Fig. 13F View Figure 13 ). Tarsal counts: 4(3)/ 5(3)/5/6. Genitalia ( Fig. 17A–D View Figure 17 ). Ventral plate very flat, subrectangular with rounded sides and basal half wider ( Fig. 17A, B View Figure 17 ). Ventral surface of ventral plate with rows of microsetae present only on the laterals. Macrosetae A1−A2 short, robust, and somewhat spatulate, B1 minuscule, a little more ventral. D very small, lateral, mid-way between A and C. E1−E2 minuscule on the flange. Stylus C-shaped, without any process or ornament, atop a short glans. Podium overlapping ventral plate in lateral view, occupying half of its width in dorsal view. Colour. Appendage background 67 Brilliant Orange Yellow densely honeycombed with a darker tone, especially on legs I, II, and IV. Scutum background 69 Deep Orange Yellow with darker mottling of 38 Dark Reddish Orange, especially on the scutal areas.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Gonyleptidae

Genus

Voriax