Amphidraus bochica , 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: 3-4

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4286.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0386A719-572A-9073-FF21-FC8BFB49FF1F

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scientific name

Amphidraus bochica
status

sp. nov.

Amphidraus bochica  sp. nov.

Figs 1a –dView FIGURES 1, 16a –bView FIGURES 16, 20a –bView FIGURES 20, 24a, 24gView FIGURES 24, 27View FIGURE 27

Types. Holotype: male from Chicaque Natural Park , San Antonio de Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 2204 m, 4.61613°N, 74.31264°W, 16.X.2016, F. Cala Riquelme, V. Muñoz-Charry & W. Galvis ( ICN –Ar 8276)GoogleMaps  . Paratype: one female with same data as holotype ( ICN –Ar 8269).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The epithet is a noun in apposition that honors the mythic figure of the Muisca religion Bochica  (also known as Nemquetaha, Nemqueteba or Sadigua), that similarly to the Incan god Viracocha or the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, was the founding hero of their civilization, and who, according to the legend, brought morals and laws to the people and taught them agriculture and other crafts.

Diagnosis. Males of A. bochica  sp. nov. are similar to those of A. pae  sp. nov and A. tisquesusa  sp. nov. by the simple, short RTA. However, they can be distinguished from those by the shorter RTA, with a bilobed process on the embolic disc (ED) ( Figs 1a –bView FIGURES 1, 20a –bView FIGURES 20). Females of A. bochica  sp. nov. are similar to those of A. chie  sp. nov. and A. sikuani  sp. nov. by the short copulatory ducts, but can be distinguished from those by the presence of a deep medial pocket (po) in the epigyne, with a quadrangular laminar process ( Figs 1c –dView FIGURES 1, 24a, 24gView FIGURES 24).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length: 2.69. Carapace yellowish with two dark brown dorsal stripes, 1.33 long, 0.87 wide, 0.57 high ( Fig. 16aView FIGURES 16). OC dark brown, 0.57 long. Anterior eye row 0.86 wide and posterior 0.82 wide. Sternum yellow, 0.58 long, 0.38 wide. Labium yellowish, 0.10 long, 0.15 wide. Chelicerae yellow with three retromarginal and two promarginal teeth. Palp yellow with a finger-like and short RTA, bilobed process on the embolic disc (ED), straight embolus, triangular tegular lobe (TL) ( Figs 1a –bView FIGURES 1). Legs 4312, all yellow. Leg macrosetae: femur, I, IV d 1di; II d 1 di, p 1 di; III d 2 di, p 1 di; patella, IV r 1 me; tibia, I v 1-2 -0; II v 1-1 -0; III v 1 pr, p 1-1, r 1-1; IV p 1 di, r 1-1; metatarsus, I –II v 2-2, p 1 di; III v 1 -0-1, p 1-0-2, r 1-0-2; IV v 1 -0-1, p 1-0-2, r 1- 1-2. Abdomen yellowish with two dorsal and longitudinal brown stripes ( Fig. 16aView FIGURES 16).

Female. (paratype). Total length 3.54. Carapace yellow with two dark brown dorsal stripes, 1.51 long, 1.07 wide, 0.74 high ( Fig. 16bView FIGURES 16). OC dark brown, 0.70 long. Anterior eye row 1.05 wide and posterior 1.00 wide. Sternum yellowish, 0.68 long, 0.47 wide. Labium gray, 0.16 long, 0.18 wide. Chelicerae yellowish, with five retromarginal and two promarginal teeth. Legs 4312, all yellow with gray marks. Leg macrosetae: femur, I –II, IV d 1 di; III d 1 di, p 1 di; patellae, III –IV r 1 me; tibiae, I v 2-2 -2; II v 2-2 -2, p 1 di; III v 1 pr, p 0-1-1, r 0-1-1; IV v 1 pr, p 0-1-1, r 0-1-1; metatarsus, I v 2-2; II v 2-2, p 1 di; III v 1 -0-1, p 1-0-2, r 1-0-2; IV v 1 -0-1, p 1-0-2, r 1-1-2. Abdomen cream-colored with a dark brown reticulated pattern of marks ( Fig. 16bView FIGURES 16). Epigyne ( Figs 1c –dView FIGURES 1, 24a, 24gView FIGURES 24) with anterior copulatory openings, short copulatory ducts, a posterior single and medial pocket with a quadrangular and laminar process, oval spermathecae, and anterior glandular ducts in the anterior portion of the copulatory ducts (black arrow in Figs 1dView FIGURES 1, 24aView FIGURES 24).

Comments. The type material was collected by beating low vegetation and in a Winkler trap, in a semipreserved high-Andean wet forest.

Distribution. Colombia (Cundinamarca) ( Fig. 27View FIGURE 27). Known altitudinal distribution: 2204 m.

ICN

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Amphidraus