Nops itapetinga

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: 81-85

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Nops itapetinga

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Nops itapetinga  new species

Figures 53A‒G View Figure ; 54A‒L

Types. Male holotype and female paratype from Itapetinga (15°15′12.48″S, 40°15′19.78″W), Bahia, Brazil, C.M.P. Leite, deposited in IBSPAbout IBSP 212754. Five male and two female paratypes, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSPAbout IBSP 212755.

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Bahia: Itapetinga (15°15′12.48″S, 40°15′19.78″W), 30.xi.2011 − 13.xii.2011, C.M.P. Leite, 41♂ 9♀ ( IBSP 212756−212768View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Jaguaripe (13°6′46″S, 38°53′45″W), 18.ii.2011 − 02.iii.2011, C.M.P. Leite ( IBSP 212748−212753View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Salvador, Campus do 19 Batalhão de Caçadores de Pirajá (12°57'49"S, 38°27'17"W), K. Benati, 1♂ ( IBSP 56714View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ipiaú 14°8′13″S, 39°44′2″W), i.2007, C. Máximo, 1♂ ( IBSP 87614View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 1♂ ( IBSP 87615View Materials)  . Salvador, Area de Proteção Ambiental Lagoas e Dunas do Abaeté (12°59′S, 38°30′W), 2.ii.1996, 1♂ 1♀ ( IBSP 91493View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Porto Seguro, Estação Ecolόgica Pau Brasil (16°23’S 39°10’W), 20.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1♀ ( IBSP 17954View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 23.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1♂ ( IBSP 17980View Materials)  . Itacaré (14°16′40″S, 38°59′49″W), Fazenda Patizeiros , 15‒22.iv.2006, J.P. Souza Alves, 1♂ ( IBSP 70574View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ilhéus, Campus CEPLAC (14°47’S 39°13’W), 13.ix.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♀ (IBSP 98036); 1 immature (IBSP 98037); 1♂ 1♀ (IBSP 98039). Ditto , 30.v.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♀ 1 immature ( IBSP 98031View Materials)  ; 1♂ 1♀ (IBSP 98030). Ditto , 18.iv.2007, P.P. Santos 1♂ (palp for SEM), 1 immature ( IBSP 97993View Materials)  ; 1♂ (IBSP 98007). Ditto , 4.v.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♂ ( IBSP 98029View Materials)  . Ditto , 12.iv.1998, A.D. Brescovit, 1 immature ( IBSP 18963View Materials)  . Ditto , 14.ix.2007, P.P. Santos, 1♂ ( IBSP 98038View Materials)  . Porto Seguro, Estaçao Veracel Celulose , 2006, J.P. Souza Alves, 1♂ ( IBSP 70198View Materials)  .

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

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble the similar congener N. bahia  n. sp. by having the posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed ( Fig. 5B View Figure ) and the PLS longer than PMSAbout PMS; but can be distinguished by lacking the chevron lines at distal dorsal part of abdomen, males with embolus longer and slightly curved ( Fig. 53B‒D View Figure ) and females with narrow invagination and strongly sclerotized distal margin of lobes ( Fig. 53G View Figure ).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace and legs orange ( Fig. 53A View Figure ); chelicerae, labium, endites and sternum yellowish orange; coxae lighter. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern with two light gray irregular spots on the first dorsal anterior third of the abdomen and a median thin light gray line similar as in Fig. 6I View Figure , lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 8.9. Carapace 5.15 long, 3.7 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.9 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.0; II: 3.8; III: 3.5; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed. PLS longer than PMSAbout PMS. Palp with embolus longer than palpal tibia, curved to prolateral side ( Figs 53B‒D View Figure ; 54G); wide embolar tip, with five long extensions: two ventral and three dorsal, and a row of small spicules on the ventral margin ( Fig. 54I ‒L View Figure ).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 53E View Figure ). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 9.5. Carapace 5.4 long, 4.0 wide. Sternum 4.9 long, 4.0 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.1; II: 4.0; III: 3.7; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws ( Fig. 54A View Figure ), and PLS as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, remarkable ess ( Fig. 53F View Figure ). Internal genitalia with narrow invagination on receptaculum and strongly sclerotized distal margin of lobes, uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 53G View Figure ; 54D‒F).

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian State of Bahia ( Fig. 55A View Figure ).


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