Titanattus andinus (Simon, 1901),

Bustamante, Abel A. & Ruiz, Gustavo R. S., 2017, Systematics of Thiodinini (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae), with description of a new genus and twelve new species, Zootaxa 4362 (3), pp. 301-347: 338

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4362.3.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F63687DE-3D07-FFFB-FF4F-D49705E3C6CD

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scientific name

Titanattus andinus (Simon, 1901)
status

comb. nov.

Titanattus andinus (Simon, 1901)  comb. nov.

Agelista andina Simon 1900: 383  (male holotype from Salta [24.782127°S, 65.423198°W], Argentina, deposited in MNHN, not examined); Simon 1901; Galiano 1963a; Galiano 1963b; World Spider Catalog 2017.

Agelista hirsuta Mello-Leitão, 1941: 179  (male lectotype from Belén , Catamarca, Argentina, Birabén, deposited in MLP 14962View Materials, designated by Galiano 1963a, not examined). 

Scopocira obscura Mello-Leitão, 1943: 230  (female holotype from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Rambo , deposited in MNRJ 41377View Materials, not examined). 

Agelista schubarti Soares & Camargo, 1948: 398  (male holotype from Aragarças , Goiás, Brazil, deposited in MZUSP, not examined). 

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: São Paulo: Primavera: Usina Hidrelétrica Sérgio Motta : 1♂ (used for the illustrations of male palp, Figs 27A ‒27BView FIGURE 27), 2001, Equipe IBSP (ex-IBSP 53071). 

Note. The synonymy of Agelista  with Titanattus  , established after comparisions of male palps of both type species, is based on the long, thin embolus, unusual similarities seen in their spermducts, with a second loop after the “amycoid loop” (arrows in Figs 27A, 27CView FIGURE 27) and on the PLE elevated on a tubercle (Ruiz & Maddison 2015). The differences between Ti. andinus  and Ti. saevus  are few, the most notorious being the body color pattern (darker in Ti. andinus  ), the length of the embolus (longer in Ti. andinus  , Figs 27A, 27CView FIGURE 27) and RTA shape ( Figs 27B, 27DView FIGURE 27).

Diagnosis. This species resembles Ti. saevus  by having the spermduct with an additional loop after “amycoid loop” ( Figs 27A, 27CView FIGURE 27), but differs by the longer embolus.

Description. See Galiano (1963a, 1963b).

Distribution. Known from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina (World Spider Catalog 2017).

MLP

Museo de La Plata

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Titanattus

Loc

Titanattus andinus (Simon, 1901)

Bustamante, Abel A. & Ruiz, Gustavo R. S. 2017
2017
Loc

Scopocira obscura Mello-Leitão, 1943 : 230

Mello-Leitao 1943: 230
1943
Loc

Agelista andina

Simon 1900: 383
1900