Styposis tepus, (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

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scientific name

Styposis tepus
status

COMB. NOV.

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

Synonymy:

Anelosimus tepus Levi, 1967: 15   , figs 28–29, ♀

Types: Female holotype from Chile, Osorno, Termas de Puyehue   , 240 m, 14.iii.1965, H. Levi, in MCZ, examined   .

Comments: This medium-sized (2.2 mm) species is transferred to Styposis   . It clearly belongs to Pholcommatinae   , having a large colulus with two setae, and AME smaller than other eyes. It differs from Anelosimus   by having a single trichobothrium dorsally on female palpal tibia, and epigynum a transparent plate without ridges. Furthermore, as pointed out by Levi (1967: 15): ‘This species is readily separated from most other Anelosimus   by the unusual coloration...’, the abdomen lacks a dorsal band, but has dark-pigmented spots on dorsum. Its placement in Styposis   (instead of the similar Selkirkiella   ) is speculative based on the female alone, but is congruent with Levi’s statement (see above) on the similarity of the palps of S. camoteensis   and S. tepus   . The female, furthermore, has a simple copulatory duct, while the many similar sympatric species of Selkirkiella   have tightly spiralling copulatory ducts.

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Styposis

Loc

Styposis tepus

Agnarsson, Ingi 2006
2006
Loc

Anelosimus tepus

Levi HW 1967: 15
1967