Nops pocone

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: 99-100

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Nops pocone

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Nops pocone  new species

Figures 67A‒G View Figure ; 68A‒L

Types. Male holotype from Poconé (16°15′25″S, 56°37′22″W), Mato Grosso, Brazil, xi.2010 ‒ viii.2011, E. Meurer, deposited in IBSP 212811View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Male and female paratypes, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 212812View MaterialsGoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Mato Grosso: Poconé (16°15′25″S, 56°37′22″W), xi.2010 – viii.2011, E. Meurer, 1♂ 1♀ ( IBSP 212813View Materials; 212816). DittoGoogleMaps  , 1♂ 1♀ (IBSP 212820). Ditto, 1♂ (IBSP 212814). Ditto, 1♂ 5♀ ( IBSP 212815View Materials; 212817‒212819). Campo Verde (15°34′0″S, 55°10′8″W), Fazenda Mourao ,, E.P. SilvaGoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( IBSP 56219View Materials). Mato Grosso do Sul: Corumbá, Passo de Lontra, (19°57′54″S, 57°03′ 72″W), Subregiones Miranda e Abobral , vi.1998 – xi.1999, J. Raizer  , 1♂ (palp for SEM) (IBSP 121596); 1 immature (IBSP 1 21589); 1♂ (IBSP 121594); 1♀ (IBSP 121599); 1♀ (IBSP 121608); 10♂ 7♀ (IBSP 212799‒212810).

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition derived from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble the similar congeners N. sublaevis  , N. meridionalis  and N. minas  , which have a similar abdominal pattern as in figure 6I and the posterior unpaired claws small ( Fig. 5C View Figure ), but can be distinguished by the PLS of equal size as PMSAbout PMS.

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace orange ( Fig. 67A View Figure ). Chelicerae, labium, and legs yellowish orange, coxae and trochanters lighter. Endites and sternum yellowish orange. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern as in figure 6I, lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 8.9. Carapace 5.3 long, 3.25 wide. Sternum 4.7 long, 3.0 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.75; III: 3.3; IV: 3.95. Posterior unpaired claws small, as in other three‒clawed spiders ( Figs 5C View Figure ). PLS of equal size as PMSAbout PMS. Palp with straight embolus, shorter than palpal tibia ( Figs 67B‒D View Figure ; 68E); embolar tip with a wide cut on prolateral side and two short extensions ( Fig. 68G‒H View Figure ).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 67E View Figure ). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 9.2. Carapace 5.5 long, 3.35 wide. Sternum 4.9 long, 3.4 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.9; II: 3.8; III: 3.5; IV: 4.05. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with weakly sclerotized anterior plate, strongly sclerotized lep and remarkable ess ( Fig. 67F View Figure ). Internal genitalia without invagination on receptaculum and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 67G View Figure ; 68J‒L).

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul ( Fig. 69A View Figure ).


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