Nops bellulus Chamberlin, 1916

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: 108-109

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

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scientific name

Nops bellulus Chamberlin, 1916
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Nops bellulus Chamberlin, 1916 

Nops bellula Chamberlin, 1916: 217  , pl. 10, figs 6–8, pl. 11, figs 1–3. Female holotype from Ollantaytambo (13°15′31″S, 72°15′49″W), 2743 m, Cusco, Peru, vii.1911, Yale Peruvian Expedition (MCZ 168; examined). Roewer, 1942: 316.

Nops bellulus: Bonnet, 1958: 3114  (emendation of N. bellula  ).

Remarks. The holotype is an immature female. Chamberlin (1916) described two diagnostic characters to separate it from other Nops  species: the unpaired claw elongated on the legs I‒II and a small deep brown or blackish triangular dorsal spot on abdomen. However, having the anterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed is a diagnostic character for Nopsides  , Nops  and Medionops  , and the triangular dorsal spot on abdomen described by Chamberlin, is actually an old scar on the specimen, which was solidified and acquired a blackish brown color. The holotype also had a chevron dorsal abdominal pattern, but this has currently almost entirely disappeared, possibly due to length of time since preservation. The loss of the dorsal abdominal pattern, combined with the fact that the holotype is immature and the absence of additional material from the region, renders it difficult to separate this specimen from any other known Nops  species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops

Loc

Nops bellulus Chamberlin, 1916

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

2018
Loc

Nops bellula

: 217 : 316

Loc

Nops bellulus:

: 3114