Styposis camoteensis, (LEVI, 1967), Agnarsson, 2006

Agnarsson, Ingi, 2006, A revision of the New World eximius lineage of Anelosimus (Araneae, Theridiidae) and a phylogenetic analysis using worldwide exemplars, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 146 (4), pp. 453-593: 512

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00213.x

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5487975

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Styposis camoteensis
status

COMB. NOV.

STYPOSIS CAMOTEENSIS ( LEVI, 1967)   , COMB. NOV.

Synonymy:

Anelosimus camoteensis Levi, 1967: 15   , figs 30–32, ♂ ♀.

Types: Female holotype and male paratype from Chile, Juan Fernández Islands , Más a Tierra , Valle Ansón, Plazoleta del Yunque, 200–250 m, Camote side, 1– 28.iv.1962, B. Malkin, in AMNH, examined   .

Comments: This small (1.2–1.5 mm) species is transferred to Styposis   . It has a large leaf-like colulus, characteristic of Styposis   and Pholcomma   (see Levi, 1964a; Agnarsson, 2004). Like other Styposis   the lateral eyes and PME are large and close together, while the AME are small. The abdomen lacks a dorsal band, but has dark- and light-pigmented spots on dorsum. Both general habitus and genitalia strongly resemble other Styposis species.   It is not clear why Levi placed this species in Anelosimus   as he correctly states ( Levi, 1967: 15): ‘This very small, large-eyed species resembles species of Mysmena   ...The palpus... except for a mesal sclerite, is lightly sclerotized and unlike that of any other Anelosimus species   , except the larger A. tepus   .’ Anelosimus tepus Levi, 1967   (= Styposis tepus   ) is described from a female in the same paper ( Levi, 1967) but interestingly, although comparing the males of the two species, Levi did not describe the male of S. tepus   , which remains known only from the female.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Styposis

Loc

Styposis camoteensis

Agnarsson, Ingi 2006
2006
Loc

Anelosimus camoteensis

Levi HW 1967: 15
1967