Pseudodysderina yungas, Platnick & Berniker, 2013

Platnick, Norman I. & Berniker, Lily, 2013, ffie South American Goblin Spiders of the New Genera Pseudodysderina and Tinadysderina (Araneae, Oonopidae), American Museum Novitates 2013 (3787), pp. 1-44: 15

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Pseudodysderina yungas

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Pseudodysderina yungas   , new species

Figures 85–96 View FIGURES 85–96

TYPES: Male holotype and female allotype from lower yungas litter taken at an elevation of 2100 m at a site 82.0 km east of Cochabamba, Cochabamba, 17°11′50″S, 65°50′42″W, Bolivia (Feb. 6, 1999; R. Anderson), deposited in AMNH (PBI_OON 971) GoogleMaps   .

ETYMOLOGY: ffie specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the habitat data.

DIAGNOSIS: Males resemble those of P. beni   in lacking marginal denticles on the carapace, but have a broader palpal conductor (figs. 89–91); females have a much longer postepigastric scutum (fig. 93).

MALE (PBI_OON 971, figs. 85–92): Total length 2.02. Surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica appearing finely reticulate; lateral margin without denticles. ALE separated by less than their radius. Postepigastric scutum long, almost rectangular, extending to nearly full length of abdomen. Leg spination: femur I p0-0-2, r1-1-0; tibiae I, II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-1p-2; II v3-0-2. Embolus long, abruptly bent at about half its length, slightly bent again near tip; conductor with large dorsal expansion.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 971, figs. 93–96): Total length 2.28. Dorsal scutum covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular, fused to epigastric scutum. Leg spination: femora: I p0-0-2, r1-1-1; II p0-0-2, r1-1-0; tibiae: I v4-4-2; II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; II v3-0-2. Genitalic atrium oval, wide, anterior genitalic process widened at about half of atrial length.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: Bolivia: Cochabamba: all collected by R. Anderson: 72.0 km E Cochabamba, 17°10′23″S, 65°53′45″W, Feb. 3, 1999, wet yungas litter, elev. 2850 m ( AMNH PBI_ OON 973), 2♂ GoogleMaps   ; 78.8 E Cochabamba, 17°12′26″S, 65°51′47″W, Feb. 3, 1999, wet yungas litter, elev. 2450 m ( AMNH PBI_OON 975), 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; 80.0 E Cochabamba at Río Vinto , 17°12′14″S, 65°51′28″W, Feb. 3, 1999, mixed alder litter, elev. 2300 m ( AMNH PBI_OON 976), 2♀ GoogleMaps   ; 82.0 km E Cochabamba, 17°11′50″S, 65°50′42″W, Feb. 6, 1999, lower yungas litter, elev. 2100 m ( AMNH PBI_OON 972), 3♂, 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; 8.4 km E Epizana, 4.0 km SW Sehuencas , 17°31′58″S, 65°16′13″W, Jan. 31, 1999, second growth yungas litter, elev. 2450 m ( AMNH PBI_OON 974), 1♀ GoogleMaps   . Santa Cruz: 32.8 km NW Comarapa, Kara Huasi, Yungas de la Siberia, 17°49′20″S, 64°42′31″W, Jan. 27, 1999, Berlese, yungas litter, elev. 2400 m ( AMNH PBI_OON 977), 2♀ GoogleMaps   .

DISTRIBUTION: Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz)   .


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