Fernandezina eduardoi, 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 : 422

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.5964827

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B6787B4-FFCD-8D70-D0D7-FE62FB6DC1BF

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Fernandezina eduardoi
status

sp. n.

Fernandezina eduardoi sp. n. Cala-Riquelme, Quijano-Cuervo & Sabogal-Gonzáles, 2018

( Figs 29–34 View FIGURES 29–34 )

Type material. Male holotype from Reserva Campesina ‘ La Montaña’, Usiacurí, Atlántico, Colombia, 10.741163°N, 74.976528°W, 20–21 December 2013, tropical dry forest litter, L. Quijano Cuervo (ICN-Ar10685) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 1 female, same data as holotype (ICN-AR10686) GoogleMaps ; 2 females, Reserva ‘ La Flecha’, San Jacinto, Bolívar, Colombia, 9.8498556°N, 75.1668972°W, 10 September 2015, dry forest leaf litter, L. Quijano (ICN-Ar10687) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, Reserva Primates , Colosó, Sucre, Colombia, 9.49551°N, 75.352179°W, 1 October 2016, dry forest leaf litter, E. Villarreal (ICN-Ar10688). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Males of Fernandezina eduardoi sp. n. resemble those of F. ilheus Platnick, Grismado & Ramírez, 1999 by the distally constricted bulb ( Figs 31–33 View FIGURES 29–34 ; see also Platnick et al. 1999, figs 22–24), but can be distinguished by the considerably longer, curved embolus, and by the longer narrow neck of the palpal bulb ( Figs 31–33 View FIGURES 29–34 ). Female can be distinguished from other congeners by the short and curved receptacles ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 29–34 ).

Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of Dr. Eduardo Florez Daza, a researcher of Colombian arachnids and professor of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Description. Male (holotype, ICN-Ar10685): Total length 2.63. Carapace: reddish-brown; 1.35 long, 1.05 wide (at leg II), 0.57 high (at leg II). Posterior median eyes separated by almost 3.0 x their own diameter. Legs: orange-brown, first legs slightly darker; femur 0.92 long, 0.46 wide. Abdomen: yellowish-brown; 1.18 long; abdominal scute covering ca. 42% of dorsum. Palpal femur not thickened, 2.5 x longer than wide; tibia longer than wide; bulb funnel-shaped, narrowed in the apical quarter; embolus 0.63 long, 2.0 x longer than cymbium, slightly curved with strongly curved tip ( Figs 31–33 View FIGURES 29–34 ).

Female (paratype, ICN-Ar10686): Total length 2.85. Carapace: reddish brown; 1.40 long, 1.03 wide (at leg II), 0.65 high (at leg II). Posterior median eyes separated by almost 3.0 x their own diameter. Legs: orange-brown, first legs slightly darker; femur 1.24 long, 0.38 wide. Abdomen: yellowish-brown; 1.45 long; scute covering ca. 15% of dorsum. Internal genitalia with two short receptacles, thin and curved at the tip, wider at the base ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 29–34 ).

Distribution. Known only from the type locality at Usiacurí, Atlántico, Colombia.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Palpimanidae

Genus

Fernandezina