Vindullus Simon, 1880

Rheims, Cristina Anne, 2019, On the huntsman spider genus Vindullus Simon, 1880 (Araneae: Sparassidae), Zootaxa 4544 (4), pp. 572-580: 573

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Vindullus Simon, 1880  

Uindullus Simon, 1880: 288. Caporiacco 1955: 404 (implicit genus revalidation); Rheims & Jäger 2008: 221 (explicit genus revalidation).

Type species: Vindullus gracilipes ( Taczanowski, 1872)   .

Diagnosis. Vindullus   males are distinguished from those of all other Neotropical sparassid genera, except Macrinus Simon, 1887   , in having palps with a spiraled tegulum and a serrated projection ( Figs 2 View FIGURES 1–3 , 5 View FIGURES 4–6 , 7–11 View FIGURES 7–11 ; Rheims & Jäger 2008: figs 12, 19, 25, 31; serrated keel in Rheims 2007: figs 21–22, 27–28, 33–34). They are distinguished from Macrinus   males in having a rounded or triangular projection at the base of the embolus and a triangular projection at the base of the conductor ( Figs 2 View FIGURES 1–3 , 5 View FIGURES 4–6 , 7–11 View FIGURES 7–11 , distal triangular projection in Rheims & Jäger 2008). Females are distinguished from those of the remaining Neotropical Sparassidae   genera by the epigyne with median septum bearing an oval posterior blind ending atrium ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 22–26 ) and vulva with a hyaline internal duct system with two windings, the anterior (closest to copulatory opening) bearing a small, blind ending glandular projection ( Figs 24–26 View FIGURES 22–26 ).

Description. For detailed description see Rheims & Jäger (2008).

Composition. Seven species: V. angulatus Rheims & Jäger, 2008   , V. concavus Rheims & Jäger, 2008   , V. fugiens ( O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890)   comb. nov., V. gibbosus Rheims & Jäger, 2008   , V. gracilipes ( Taczanowski, 1872)   , V. guatemalensis ( Keyserling, 1887)   comb. nov. and V. undulatus Rheims & Jäger, 2008   .

Distribution. Neotropical. Known from Guatemala to Brazil ( Fig. 27 View FIGURE 27 ).