Amphidraus quimbaya , Galvis, William, 2017

Galvis, William, 2017, Nineteen new species of Amphidraus Simon, 1900 (Salticidae: Euophryini) from Colombia, with comments about their conservation, Zootaxa 4286 (1), pp. 1-40: 12-14

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Amphidraus quimbaya

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Amphidraus quimbaya  sp. nov.

Figs 7c –dView FIGURES 7, 17cView FIGURES 17, 21f –gView FIGURES 21, 27View FIGURE 27

Type. Holotype: male from Quebrada Palo Blanco, Santuario de Flora & Fauna Otún Quimbaya  , Vereda La Suiza, Corregimiento La Florida [Pereira]  , Risaralda, Colombia, 1800 m, 4.727778°N, 75.58°W, VII.2005, A. Sabogal ( ICN –Ar 7746).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The epithet is a noun in apposition and honors an extinct indigenous civilization from the Andean region of Colombia, which inhabited the Caldas, north of Valle del Cauca, Quindío and Risaralda departments. The Quimbaya  civilization is famous for its most emblematic gold-piece, the Poporo Quimbaya  .

Diagnosis. Males of A. quimbaya  sp. nov. are similar to those of A. mae  sp. nov. and A. sua sp. nov. by the shape of the RTA, but they can be distinguished from those for their longer embolus, the different disposition of the embolic filament (EF), the absence of an evident process on the embolic disc (ED), their shorter dorsal lobe of the RTA, and the presence of an embolic lamella (EL) ( Figs 7c –dView FIGURES 7, 21f –gView FIGURES 21).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length: 2.21. Carapace yellow with black lateral sides, 1.23 long, 0.86 wide, 0.65 high ( Fig. 17cView FIGURES 17). OC black, 0.50 long. Anterior eye row 0.94 wide and posterior 0.78 wide. Sternum yellow, 0.46 long, 0.37 wide. Labium yellow, 0.12 long, 0.16 wide. Chelicerae yellow with four retromarginal and two promarginal teeth. Palp yellow with wide RTA, and a long embolic lamella (EL) ( Figs 7c –dView FIGURES 7, 21f –gView FIGURES 21). Legs 1342, all yellow. Leg macrosetae: femur, I –IV d 1 di; tibia, I v 2-2 -2; II v 1-2 -2, p 1 di; III v 1-1, p 1-1, r 1-1; IV v 1 me, p 1 di, r 1 di; metatarsus, I v 2-2; II v 2-2, p 1 di; III v 1-2, p 1 di, r 1 di; IV v 2 di, p 1 di, r 1-1. Abdomen brown with transversal lighter stripes ( Fig. 17cView FIGURES 17).

Female. Unknown.

Comments. The holotype male was collected beating low shrubs in a preserved Andean forest. Distribution. Colombia (Risaralda) ( Fig. 27View FIGURE 27). Known altitudinal distribution: 1800 m. 


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