Vindullus guatemalensis ( Keyserling, 1887 ), Rheims, 2019

Rheims, Cristina Anne, 2019, On the huntsman spider genus Vindullus Simon, 1880 (Araneae: Sparassidae), Zootaxa 4544 (4), pp. 572-580: 575-576

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F345F721-F659-4404-A0C6-5F2C7B8B71C2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE87EF-AA66-FF98-FF18-FE53FCE5748B

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scientific name

Vindullus guatemalensis ( Keyserling, 1887 )
status

comb. nov.

Vindullus guatemalensis ( Keyserling, 1887)   comb. nov.

Figs 4–6 View FIGURES 4–6 , 27 View FIGURE 27

Olios guatemalensis Keyserling, 1887: 477   , pl. 6, fig. 37 (male holotype from Guatemala [no specific locality indicated], deposited in MCZ 21505 View Materials , examined).

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

Description. Male (holotype): Specimen very fragile and disarticulated. Coloration faded yellow with no identifiable pattern. Total length 8.8. Prosoma: 4.8 long, 5.0 wide. Opisthosoma: 3.8 long, 3.0 wide. Eyes arranged in two straight rows: diameters: 0.38, 0.36, 0.26, 0.30; interdistances: 0.28, 0.16, 0.46, 0.54, 0.40, 0.30. Chelicerae with two promarginal teeth, the basal one smallest, four retromarginal teeth, the basal one smallest and six strong setae at base of fang. Legs disarticulated: I: - (7.9, 2.9, rest of leg absent); II: - (8.7, 3.1, rest of leg absent); III: - (6.6, 2.6, rest of leg absent); IV: 23.7 (7.2, 2.4, 6.3, 6.0, 1.8). Spination pattern could not be verified. Palp: tibia slightly shorter than half the length of cymbium, with one strong prolateral spine; cymbium with small retroproximal protrusion, oval alveolus and dorsal chemosensory scopula; embolus filiform ( Figs 4–6 View FIGURES 4–6 ).

Female: unknown.

Distribution. Guatemala. Only known from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Vindullus

Loc

Vindullus guatemalensis ( Keyserling, 1887 )

Rheims, Cristina Anne 2019
2019
Loc

Olios guatemalensis

Keyserling, E. 1887: 477
1887