Nops ursumus Chickering, 1967

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, A revision of the Neotropical spider genus Nops MacLeay (Araneae: Caponiidae) with the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the Nopinae genera, Zootaxa 4427 (1), pp. 1-121: 64

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Nops ursumus Chickering, 1967
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Nops ursumus Chickering, 1967 

Figures 42A ‒FView FIGURE 42; 43A ‒L

Nops maculata: Banks, 1929: 55  (not Nops maculata Simon  ).

Nops ursumus Chickering, 1967: 16  , figs 20–21. Male holotype from Barro Colorado Island (9°9′19″N, 79°50′54″W), Canal Zone, Panama, berlese funnel, iv –vi 1950, J. Zetek ( MCZ 23413View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; female paratype, same data as holotype, 15.i.1958, A. M. Chickering ( MCZ 128576View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; male paratype, same data as holotype ( MCZ); all types examined.GoogleMaps 

Remarks. The specimen recorded from Panama as Nops maculata  by Banks (1929) was transferred to Nops ursumus  by Chickering (1967). This specimen is an immature female but has the diagnostic abdominal dorsal pattern of Nops ursumus  .

Additional material examined. PANAMA  : Panamá: Barro Colorado Island (9°9′19″N, 79°50′54″W), Canal Zone, vi.1950, A. M. Chickering, 4 immatures ( MCZ 128580View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , iv ‒vi.1950, J. Zetek, 1♂ 3♀ 3 immatures ( MCZ 128587View Materials)  . Ditto , x ‒xii.1941, J. Zetek, 1♂ 1♀ ( MCZ 128583View Materials)  . Ditto , vii.1943 ‒ iii.1944, J. Zetek, 1 immature ( MCZ 128581View Materials)  . Ditto , vi ‒viii.1949, J. Zetek, 1♀ ( MCZ 128590View Materials)  . Ditto , 15.iii.1964, A. M. Chickering, 1 immature ( MCZ 128579View Materials)  . Ditto , vii.1936, A. M. Chickering, 3 immatures ( MCZ 128582View Materials)  . Ditto , 16.viii.1954, A. M. Chickering, 1 immature ( MCZ 128591View Materials)  . Ditto , viii.1950, A. M. Chickering, 1♀ ( MCZ 128578View Materials)  . Ditto , 16.vi ‒15.vii.1934, A. M. Chickering, 6 immatures ( MCZ 128View Materials 585)  . Ditto , vii.1954, A. M. Chickering, 5 immatures ( MCZ 128584View Materials)  . Ditto , 7.ix.1930, 1 immature ( AMNH)  . Ditto , xii.1937 ‒ i.1938, F. J. Ryan, 1♂ 1♀ (for SEM) ( AMNH)  . Ditto , 8.i.1938, 1 immature ( AMNH)  . Ditto , 18.i.1976, S. Levings, 1♀ ( USNM)  . Ditto , 4.vi.1977, S. Levings, 2 immatures ( USNM)  . Ditto , 22.ii.1976, S. Levings, 1♀ ( USNM)  . Ditto , 30.i.1977, S. Levings, 1 ♀ ( USNM)  . Ditto , 7.iii.1976, S. Levings, 1♀ ( USNM)  . Ditto , 16.v.1976, S. Levings, 1 immature ( USNM)  . Ditto , 30.v.1976, S. Levings, 1 immature ( USNM)  . Ditto , xi.1947 ‒ i.1948, J. Zetek, 1♀ ( USNM)  . Summit Gardens (9°3′55″N, 79°38′51″W), Canal Zone, 27.xii.1957, A. M. Chickering, 1 immature ( MCZ 128View Materials 577)GoogleMaps  . Forest Preserve (no more data), 4‒6.vii.1939, A. M. Chickering, 1 immature ( MCZ 128592View Materials)  . Ditto , 8.i.1958, A. M. Chickering, 2♀ immatures ( MCZ 128588View Materials)  . Ditto , vii.1954, A. M. Chickering, 1♀ immature ( MCZ 128589View Materials)  . Colon: Santa Rosa , ix.1945, C.D. Michener, 1♀ immature ( AMNH)  .

Diagnosis. Both sexes can easily be separated from members of all the other Central American congeners by having five, dark gray, irregular, transversal chevron stripes extending dosolaterally on the abdomen ( Fig. 42A, DView FIGURE 42).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace dark orange ( Fig. 42AView FIGURE 42). Chelicerae, labium, endites, legs and coxae orange. Sternum orange, ligther than carapace. Abdomen light pale gray, with five, dark gray, irregular, transversal chevron stripes extending dosolaterally in the abdomen ( Fig. 42AView FIGURE 42); ventrally with two irregular grayish spots close to spinnerets. Total length 9.8. Carapace 5.9 long, 3.5 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 3.5 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.4; II: 4.3; III: 3.8; IV: 4.6. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed ( Fig. 43IView FIGURE 43). PLS same size as PMS. Palp with embolus distinctly shorter than tibia, thick and strongly curved; tip with two ventral short extensions ( Fig. 43C ‒DView FIGURE 43).

Female ( MCZ 128576): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, legs, coxae, endites and sternum as in male, but a little darker ( Fig. 42DView FIGURE 42). Abdomen as in male. Total length 10.2. Carapace 6.15 long, 3.9 wide. Sternum 4.75 long, 3.9 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.55; II: 4.4; III: 3.95; IV: 4.75. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized anterior plate, strongly sclerotized lep and remarkable ess ( Fig. 42EView FIGURE 42). Internal genitalia with receptaculum without invagination and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 42FView FIGURE 42; 43G ‒I).

Natural history. Several specimens were captured with berlese in leaf litter. Apparently abundant in Barro Colorado Island.

Distribution. Known only from Panama ( Fig. 42GView FIGURE 42).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

PMS

Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops

Loc

Nops ursumus Chickering, 1967

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2018
2018
Loc

Nops maculata:

Banks, 1929 : 55
Loc

Nops ursumus

Chickering, 1967 : 16