Vindullus fugiens ( O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890 ), Rheims, 2019

Rheims, Cristina Anne, 2019, On the huntsman spider genus Vindullus Simon, 1880 (Araneae: Sparassidae), Zootaxa 4544 (4), pp. 572-580: 573-575

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4544.4.7

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scientific name

Vindullus fugiens ( O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890 )
status

comb. nov.

Vindullus fugiens ( O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890)   comb. nov.

Figs 1–3 View FIGURES 1–3 , 27 View FIGURE 27

Sadala fugiens O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890: 66   , pl. 9, fig. 10 (Male holotype from Montaña de Cahabon [Santa María Cahabón, Alta Verapaz, 15°36’ N, 89°48’ W], Guatemala, deposited in NHM 1901/3/3 -127, examined).

Sparassus fugiens (O. Pickard-Cambridge). F.O. Pickard-Cambridge 1900   : 124, pl. 9, fig. 4.

Olios fugiens (O. Pickard-Cambridge)   . Petrunkevitch 1911: 499.

Diagnosis. Males of V. fugiens   (O. Pickard- Cambridge) comb. nov. are distinguished from those of the remaining Vindullus   species, except V. guatemalensis (Keyserling)   comb. nov., in having palps with a loosely spiraled tegulum, a triangular projection at the base of the embolus, a long, laminar serrated projection and a prolateral spiny field ( Figs 1–3 View FIGURES 1–3 ). They are distinguished from V. guatemalensis   by the presence of a laminar, rounded, hyaline conductor (absent in V. guatemalensis   ) and by the small spiny field, restricted to the prolateral surface of the tegulum (extending ventrally in V. guatemalensis   , Figs 4–6 View FIGURES 4–6 ). Females are unknown.

Description. Male (holotype): Prosoma brown, reddish brown at eye area and along lateral margins of cephalic region; thoracic striae slightly darker; fovea brown; eye borders black. Chelicerae reddish brown. Legs and palps brown; leg metatarsi and tarsi dark brown. Labium and endites reddish brown. Sternum brownish orange with brown margins. Opisthosoma yellowish brown with no distinct pattern. Total length 12.8. Prosoma: 6.0 long, 6.1 wide. Opisthosoma: 6.6 long, 5.0 wide. Eyes arranged in two straight rows; diameters: 0.46, 0.45, 0.35, 0.40; interdistances: 0.37, 0.22, 0.60, 0.73, 0.65, 0.45. Chelicerae with two promarginal teeth, the basal one smallest, four retromarginal teeth, the basal one smallest, and four strong setae at the base of fang. Legs (2143): I: 37.6 (10.3, 3.8, 10.2, 10.5, 2.8); II: 40.0 (10.8, 4.0, 11.0, 11.4, 2.8); III: 28.3 (8.5, 3.1, 7.5, 7.0, 2.2); IV: 30.4 (9.3, 3.1, 8.0, 8.0, 2.0). Leg spination: femora I–III: p1-1-1, d0-1-1, r1-1-1; femur IV: p1-1-1, d0-1-1, r0-0-1; patellae I–IV: 0; tibiae I–IV: p1-0-1, r1-0-1, v2-2 -0; metatarsi I–IV: p1-1-0, r1-1-0, v2-2 -0. Palp: tibia approximately half the length of cymbium with one prolateral and one retrolateral strong spine; cymbium with small retroproximal protrusion, oval alveolus and dorsal chemosensory scopula; embolus filiform ( Figs 1–3 View FIGURES 1–3 ).

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Guatemala. Only known from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Vindullus

Loc

Vindullus fugiens ( O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890 )

Rheims, Cristina Anne 2019
2019
Loc

Olios fugiens (O. Pickard-Cambridge)

Petrunkevitch, A. 1911: 499
1911
Loc

Sparassus fugiens

Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. 1900: 124
1900
Loc

Sadala fugiens

Pickard-Cambridge, O. 1890: 66
1890