Otiothops chicaque, Cala-Riquelme & Quijano-Cuervo & Sabogal-González & Agnarsson, 2018

Cala-Riquelme, Franklyn, Quijano-Cuervo, Luis, Sabogal-González, Alexander & Agnarsson, Ingi, 2018, New species of Otiothopinae (Araneae: Palpimanidae) from Colombia, Zootaxa 4442 (3), pp. 413-426 : 416

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4442.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C67563CF-9545-4AF0-A3AA-366338BB7F1A

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5964799

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B6787B4-FFC7-8D7A-D0D7-FD61FB47C2E5

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Plazi

scientific name

Otiothops chicaque
status

sp. n.

Otiothops chicaque sp. n. Cala-Riquelme, Quijano-Cuervo & Agnarsson, 2018

( Figs 6–13 View FIGURES 6–13 )

Type material. Male holotype from Natural Reserve Chicaque , San Antonio de Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 4.6162489°N- 74.3521491°W, 12–15 October 2016, Andean forest leaf litter, F. Cala-Riquelme (ICN- AR10682) GoogleMaps . Paratype: 1 female, same data as holotype except 24–28 February 2014, D. Garcias (ICN-AR10683). GoogleMaps

Other material examined. COLOMBIA: Cundinamarca: 1 subadult female, same data as holotype (ICN- AR10684). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Males of Otiothops chicaque sp. n. resemble those of species in the amazonicus group by the morphology of the embolus ( Figs 8–11 View FIGURES 6–13 ; see also Platnick 1975, figs 51–52), but can be distinguished by the embolus originating close to the middle of the bulb ( Figs 9–11 View FIGURES 6–13 ). Females can be distinguished from other species by the shape of the median receptacles, which are 5.0 x longer than wide, contiguous, with proximal poreplates ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 6–13 ).

Etymology. The specific epithet is a noun in apposition referring to the type locality, Chicaque, San Antonio de Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Description. Male (holotype, ICN- AR10682): Total length 6.7. Carapace: 2.9 long, 2.2 wide (at leg II), 1.5 high (at leg II). Leg I: femur 1.95 long, 1.2 wide. Abdomen: 3.6 long, 2.0 wide, scute 0.3 long. Posterior median eyes separated by less than their own diameter. Palp: femur 0.75 long, 0.15 wide; patella 0.23 long, 0.20 wide; tibia 0.38 long, 0.30 wide; cymbium 0.58 long; embolus 0.35 long. Sclerotized portions of body dark orange; abdominal scute and unsclerotized portion of dorsal abdomen orange-brown. Palpal femur not thickened; tibia longer than wide; embolus shorter than cymbium, with bifurcate, L-shaped, curved tip ( Figs 9–11 View FIGURES 6–13 ).

Female (paratype, ICN- AR10683): Total length 6.4. Carapace: 2.8 long; 2.0 wide (at leg II), 1.2 high (at leg II). Leg I: femur 1.8 long, 0.9 wide. Abdomen: 3.6 long, 2.3 wide, scute 0.1 long. Posterior median eyes separated by their own diameter. Sclerotized portions of body dark orange; abdominal scute dark orange, unsclerotized portion of dorsal abdomen grey with light spots. Genitalia ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 6–13 ): receptacles 5.0 x longer than wide, basally joined; pedicel with posterior apodemes; poreplates proximal.

Distribution. Known from the type locality at Chicaque, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Natural history. The holotype and paratype were found in leaf litter in Andean forest.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Palpimanidae

Genus

Otiothops