Nops tico

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: 61-64

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4427.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A13A4AB4-0E53-463B-A835-72C193728BB5

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03901723-FF8E-FFCA-FF04-FC35FCFA408A

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scientific name

Nops tico
status

new species

Nops tico  new species

Figures 40F‒L View Figure ; 41A‒F

Types. Male holotype from Camino al Valle del Silencio (9°02′56.0″N, 82°59′16.2″W), Cerro Frantzius, Buenos Aires, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 2000‒2100 m, 31.iii.2011, M. Moraga, deposited in INBIO 4407602. Female paratype, same data as holotype, deposited in INBIO 4407602. Male and female paratypes, 30.iii.2011, other data as holotype, deposited in INBIO 4407601.

Additional material examined. COSTA RICA  : Limon: Valle de la Estrella (9°45′31″N, 83°01′54″W), Pandora , 20.ii.1984, H.F. Howden, 1♂ ( AMNHAbout AMNH)GoogleMaps  . Sendero Espavel (9°45′N, 83°00′W), Valle de la Estrella , R. B. Hitoy Cerere, 560 m, 18‒22.ix.2003, B. Gamboa, E. Rojas, W. Arana, 1♂ ( INBIO 4407587)GoogleMaps  . Laguna Gandoca (9°35′26.4″N, 82°35′57.2″W), Refugio Nacional Gandoca, Manzanillo, litter, 8.ii.2002, D. S. Chandler, 1♀ ( INBIO 4407597)GoogleMaps  . Finca de Alberto Moore, Hone Creek , 8‒9.i.2004, litter, C. Víquez, 1♂ ( INBIO)  . Ditto , 3.viii.2004, C. Víquez, 1 immature ( INBIO)  . Ditto , 8‒11.vii.2005, C. Víquez, 1 immature ( INBIO)  . Ditto , 6‒7.i.2005, C. Víquez, 1♀ ( INBIO)  . Ditto , 12‒15.iii.2004, C. Víquez, 1♀ ( INBIO)  . Ditto , 6‒7.i.2005, C. Víquez, 1♀ ( INBIO)  . Ditto, 21‒23.x.2005, C. Víquez, 1 immature ( INBIO). Puntarenas: Camino al Valle del Silencio, Cerro Quemado (9°04′30.2″N, 82°58′39.7″W)GoogleMaps  , Buenos Aires, 2250 m, 3.vi.2012, A. Solis, 1♀ ( INBIO 4407600). Camino al Valle del Silencio (9°02′56.0″N, 82°59′16.2″W)GoogleMaps  , Cerro Frantzius, Buenos Aires, 8‒10.vi.2012, A. Solis, 1♀ ( INBIO 4407585). Casa Coca, P.N. La Amistad, Camino al Valle del Silencio (9°02′55.7″N, 82°59′16.1″W)GoogleMaps  , Buenos Aires, 9.vi.2013, A. Solis, 1♂ ( INBIO 4407596)  . PANAMA: Campamento principal hacia Filo, 1.5km. E del Río Tskuii , 800 m, 27‒29.x.2008, M. Staroga, A. Solis, 1♂ ( INBIO)  .

Etymology. The specific name is a colloquial term for a native of Costa Rica, and is masculine in gender.

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble similar congeners Nops campeche  n. sp. and Nops largus  by having a similar dorsal abdominal pattern; but can be distinguished by having short unpaired claws on posterior legs. Males with a strongly curved and retrolaterally twisted embolus ( Fig. 40J‒L View Figure ) and females with wide invagination on receptaculum ( Figs 40G‒I View Figure ; 41F).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace dark orange. Chelicerae, palps and legs orange; coxae and trochanters lighter ( Fig. 41A View Figure ). Endites, labium and sternum light orange. Abdomen green grayish with the most common pattern as in figure 6I. Anal tubercle and spinnerets lighter than abdomen. Total length 7.6. Carapace 4.6 long, 3.0 wide. Sternum 2.9 long, 2.6 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.6; II: 3.5; III: 3.0; IV: 3.8. Posterior unpaired claws short but reflexed anteriorly ( Fig. 40F View Figure ). PLS longer than PMSAbout PMS. Palp with embolus shorter than palpal tibia, strongly curved and retrolaterally twisted ( Fig. 40J‒L View Figure ).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, legs, coxae, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male, but somewhat darker ( Fig. 41D View Figure ). Anal tubercle and spinnerets lighter than abdomen. Total length 7.9. Carapace 4.8 long, 3.2 wide. Sternum 3.0 long, 2.8 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.7; III: 3.3; IV: 4.0. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized anterior plate, strongly

sclerotized lep and remarkable ess ( Fig. 41E View Figure ). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 40G‒I View Figure ; 41F).

Distribution. Costa Rica and West of Panama ( Fig. 41G View Figure ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

PMS

Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops