Nopsma armandoi,

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander, Brescovit, Antonio D. & Bonaldo, Alexandre B., 2020, Revision of the spider genus Nyetnops Platnick & Lise (Araneae: Caponiidae) with proposition of the new genus Nopsma, from Central and South America, Zootaxa 4751 (3), pp. 461-486: 482-483

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4751.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:09A06C31-B3A3-47F1-8224-146C4796569F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3718233

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2E588781-1B59-FFF3-80C9-D726FC5737CD

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Nopsma armandoi
status

new species

Nopsma armandoi  new species

Figure 17View FIGURE 17

Type. Male holotype ( MCZ 125597) from Parque Nacional Cerro Saslaya (13°46’12.2”N 84°58’50.6”W), Zelaya, Nicaragua, 310 m asl, 07.v.2011, W.A. Llama.

Etymology. The specific name is a patronymic honoring Armando Ruiz Balcells, the first author’s grandfather.

Diagnosis. Males of N. armandoi  n. sp. resembles those of N. enriquei  n. sp. by the large tegulum reaching or exceeding the palpal tibia length but are readily recognized by having an short palpal tibia, just a little greater than patella length ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 B–C), and by the embolus projecting from the prolateral median surface of the tegulum, with three very thin, long projections on the tip ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 B–C, F).

Description. Male (holotype): Total length 7.6. Carapace 4.4 long, 3.5 wide. Sternum 3.6 long, 3.3 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.95; II: 3.85; III: 3.5; IV: 4.25. Carapace orange-brown with weakly defined dorsal pattern ( Fig. 17AView FIGURE 17). Chelicerae, palps, sternum orangish brown, endites, labium pale brown ( Fig. 17EView FIGURE 17), and legs orange-brown ( Fig. 17DView FIGURE 17); coxae and trochanters lighter. Abdomen pale gray with dorsal pattern ( Fig. 17AView FIGURE 17). Anal tubercle and spinnerets lighter than abdomen. Copulatory bulb with a globose, large, oval tegulum and a long embolus projecting from the prolateral median surface of the tegulum, with three very thin, long projections on the tip ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 B–C, F).

Female: unknown

Distribution. Known only from type locality in Nicaragua ( Fig. 18GView FIGURE 18).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nopsma