Heterophrynus batesii (Butler, 1873), Butler, 1873

Giupponi, Alessandro P. L. & Kury, Adriano B., 2013, Two new species of Heterophrynus Pocock, 1894 from Colombia with distribution notes and a new synonymy (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Phrynidae), Zootaxa 3647 (2), pp. 329-342: 330-332

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Heterophrynus batesii (Butler, 1873)
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Heterophrynus batesii (Butler, 1873)  

Phrynus batesii Butler 1873: 120   –122, plate 6, figs 8–9. Heterophrynus batesii: Pocock 1894: 287   .

Heterophrynus nicefori Amado & Morales 1986: 33   –40, figs 1 –4, 7, 9. NEW SYNONYMY

Type data. Phrynus batesii   : 1 3, 1 juvenile syntypes (BMNH, not examined), from [ BRAZIL: Amazonas State], “Upper Amazons”. Heterophrynus nicefori   : 1 3 hotype (MLS, not examined) from “ Colombia, Villavicencio”.

Sample of material examined. BRAZIL; Acre; Rio Iquiri, Mun. Xapuri; (MZSP 09449); 1 3; 1 Ƥ; 1.ix. 1951; Exped. Permanente da Amazônia col. / Rio Branco, Reserva Extrativista de Catuaba; (IBSP 0057); 1 3; 1 juv.; iv. 1996; Equipe Instituto Butantan col. / Amazonas; Usina Hidrelétrica de Balbina, Rio Uatumã (1 ° 55 'S 59 ° 28 'W); (IBSP 0117); 1 Ƥ; 1987; Equipe Instituto Butantan col. / Parque Nacional do Jaú; (IBSP 0069); 1 3; 1995; Oliveira, M. E. E. S. col. / (SMNS A 2579); 1 Ƥ; 08.vii. 1977; R. M. Shelley col. / Aruanã; (PUCRS); 1 Ƥ; 2.xi. 1991; Peralta, F. col. / Paraná do Urariá, Fortalezas; (MZSP 09458); 1 juv.; 24.ii. 1972; Exped. Permanente da Amazônia col. / Iauaretê; (IBSP 0042); 1 Ƥ; i. 1971; Hoge, A. R. col. / Presidente Figueiredo, UHE Balbina; (MNRJ 09003); 1 Ƥ; iv. 1988; ELETRONORTE col. / Pará; Jurutí, drenagem do Igarapé Mutum (0236’10, 6’’ S, 56 º 12 ’25,8’’ W) (Pitfall de répteis); (MPEG 0062); 5 3; 2 juv.; 02- 20.ix. 2002; T. C. A. Pires et al. col. / Óbidos; (MZSP 09457); 1 juv.; iii. 1958; Oliveira, F. col. / Rondônia; Porto Velho; (MZSP 09452); 1 Ƥ; xi. 1962; Herrmann col. / COLOMBIA; Amazonas; Rio Apaporis Aná Pirá, 0º 25 ' S, 70 º 15 ' W.; (CAS); 2 3; 1 Ƥ; 07- 16.ii. 1989; V. B. Roth col. / (SMNS A 2577); 1 3; 08.vii. 1977; J. W. Gentry col. / Meta; Villavicencio, Finca La Loma; (MNRJ 9121); 6 3; 2 Ƥ; 1 juv.; viii. 2006; A. Giupponi col./ Villavicencio, Restrepo; (MNRJ 9141); 2 3; 2 Ƥ; 2 juv.; viii. 2006; A. Giupponi col./ ECUADOR; Francisco de Orellana; Via Auca 55 km of Coca + 14km; (CAS); 1 juv.; 30.vi. 03.vii. 1996; A. I. Cognato col. / Napo; Mondaña; (CAS); 2 juv.; 25-29.vii. 1996; A. I. Cognato col. / 20 Km E. Puerto Napo, Aliñahui, 450 m, 1 º0 S, 77 º 25 W.; (CAS); 1?; ii. 1984; E. S. Ross col. / 20 Km E. Puerto Napo, Aliñahui, 450 m, 1. 0. S, 77. 25. W.; (CAS); 1 Ƥ; xi-xii. 1995; E. S. Ross col. / 20 Km E. Puerto Napo, Aliñahui, 450 m, 1. 0. S, 77. 25. W.; (CAS); 1 juv.; xixii. 1995; E. S. Ross col.

Name formation. The specific name “ batesii   ” with –ii is the correct Latin genitive of the form “Batesius”, as used by Butler. The correction to “batesi” (as sometimes seen in the literature) with –i is an unjustified emendation.

Rationale of the synonymy. The original description of Amado & Morales does not contain any meaningful evidence to keep H. nicefori   as distinct from H. batesii   . The whereabouts of the type specimens of Heterophrynus nicefori   are unknown, following a survey conducted in many Colombian potential repositories. However, material from the type locality has been examined (see list above) and deemed conspecific with H. batesii   .