Sparianthis granadensis ( Keyserling, 1880 ),

Rheims, Cristina A., 2020, Revision of the spider genus Sparianthis Simon, 1880 (Araneae, Sparassidae Sparianthinae), Zootaxa 4890 (2), pp. 151-191: 171

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4890.2.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4333408

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scientific name

Sparianthis granadensis ( Keyserling, 1880 )
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Sparianthis granadensis ( Keyserling, 1880) 

Figs 69–70View FIGURES 69–70, 143View FIGURES 143–144

Themeropis granadensis Keyserling, 1880: 235  , plate 6, fig. 128 (holotype subadult female, Neu-Granada   GoogleMaps [ Colombia, Bogotá, 4.5833, -74.0667], A. Lindig leg., NHM 90.7.1.3164, examined).

Sparianthis granadensis: Simon 1880: 339  . World Spider Catalog 2020.

Note. Although S. granadensis  was described based on a subadult female and no other material was examined that could be attributed to this species, the dissection of the genitalia of the holotype enabled me to examine the external features of the epigyne. The description provided by Keyserling (1880) is quite complete and here I add few additional characters, mainly in the diagnosis. Characters such as eye arrangement, diameters and interdistances and cheliceral dentition follow the generic pattern. I am convinced that this is a valid species, and that the collection and examination of material from the region of Bogota will yield fresh adult male and female specimens for a more thorough redescription in the future  .

Diagnosis. Females of S. granadensis  resemble those of S. picta  by the epigyne with median septum light bulbshaped and anterior atrium wider than long ( Figs 70View FIGURES 69–70, 125View FIGURES 122–127). They are distinguished from the latter species by anterior atrium rectangular (oval in S. picta  ) ( Figs 69–70View FIGURES 69–70). Additionally, both species can be distinguished by the number of ventral spines on leg metatarsi I–II: two pairs in S. granadensis  and three pairs in S. picta  .

Description. Female (holotype): see Keyserling (1880).

Additional description: Spination follows generic pattern, except femora I–III: r1-1-1. Epigyne: not completely formed; lateral lobes indistinct ( Figs 69–70View FIGURES 69–70).

Male: unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality in Colombia ( Fig 143View FIGURES 143–144).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Sparianthis

Loc

Sparianthis granadensis ( Keyserling, 1880 )

Rheims, Cristina A. 2020
2020
Loc

Themeropis granadensis

Keyserling, E. 1880: 235
1880
Loc

Sparianthis granadensis: Simon 1880: 339

Simon, E. 1880: 339
1880