Nops quito Dupérré, 2014

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: 102-103

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Nops quito Dupérré, 2014


Nops quito Dupérré, 2014 

Figures 70A‒G View Figure ; 71A‒F

Nops quito Dupérré, 2014: 468  , figs 6–9, 15, 19, 20. Male holotype from Quito , 2810m, (00°W, 00°S), Pichincha Province, Ecuador, 10.x.1998, S. Castelo ( QCAZAbout QCAZ; not examined). 

Additional material examined. ECUADOR: Chimborazo: Alausi (2°13′40.9″S, 78°50′30.7″W), olaria beira rodovia 2668 m, 29.iii.2011, A. Chagas, A. Giupponi, A.B. Kury, 2♂ 3♀ ( MNRJ 06310View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Pichincha: Los dos Puentes (00°11S, 78°29W), Quito , 2810 m, 9.i.2000, M. Guerra, 1♂ ( QCAZAbout QCAZ). Guayllabamba, 4.vii.1992, R. Sandoval, 1♀ ( QCAZAbout QCAZ). 

Diagnosis. Males and females resemble similar congener N. variabilis  , which have a similar abdominal pattern as in figure 6K, and the posterior unpaired claws small ( Fig. 5C View Figure ); but can be distinguished by having the PLS two times longer than the PMSAbout PMS similar to the Fig. 7A‒B View Figure .

Description. Male (Pichincha: QCAZAbout QCAZ): Carapace, chelicerae and legs orange, coxae and trochanters lighter ( Fig. 70A View Figure ). Endites, labium and sternum orange. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern as in figure 6K, lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 7.8. Carapace 4.7 long, 3.8 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.6 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.7; II: 3.6; III: 3.3; IV: 3.85. Posterior unpaired claws small, as in other three‒clawed spiders ( Fig. 5C View Figure ). PLS longer than PMSAbout PMS. Palp with straight embolus but twisted and shorter than palpal tibia ( Figs 70B‒D View Figure ; 71A); embolar tip with a wide cut on ventral side and one short extensions ( Fig. 71B‒C View Figure ).

Female (Pichincha: QCAZAbout QCAZ): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 70E View Figure ). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 8.3. Carapace 4.9 long, 3.9 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 3.8 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.75; III: 3.4; IV: 3.95. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, remarkable ess ( Fig. 70F View Figure ). Internal genitalia with narrow invagination on receptaculum, with three small lobes and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 70G View Figure ; 71D‒E).

Distribution. Known from Ecuador ( Fig. 69B View Figure ).


Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador


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Nops quito Dupérré, 2014

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


Nops quito Dupérré, 2014 : 468

Dupérré, 2014 : 468