Nops minas, Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit, 2018

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 : 94-97

publication ID

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5996469

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03901723-FFEF-FF95-FF04-FA9DFA264714

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Plazi

scientific name

Nops minas
status

new species

Nops minas new species

Figures 63G‒L View FIGURE 63 ; 64A‒G

Types. Male holotype from Estacão Ecolόgica de UFMG (19°52′S, 43°58′W), Belo Horizonte , Minas Gerais, Brazil, deposited in IBSP 66766 View Materials GoogleMaps . Male and female paratypes same data as holotype deposited in IBSP 66762 View Materials GoogleMaps .

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Maranhão: Mirador, Parque Estadual de Mirador (6°26′1″S, 44°53′58″W), 30.vi‒4.vii.2008, J.B. F GoogleMaps . Lima ‒ Lobato, 1♂ 1♀ ( IBSP 117224 View Materials ) . Goiás: Catalão (18°02′29″S, 48°00′36″W), 10‒16.ii. 203, J.P. Guadanucci, F.S. Cunha, 1♂ ( IBSP 117052 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Luziania, Barragem de Corumbá IV (16°19′38″S, 48°13′22″W), 22.ix.2005, Equipe IBSP, 1♀ ( IBSP 79091 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte, Estação Ecolόgica de UFMG (19°52′S, 43°58′W), v. 2000, E GoogleMaps .S.S Álvares, 1♂ (IBSP 66764). Ditto , i‒ii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, 5♂ ( IBSP 66763 View Materials ) . Ditto , iii‒vii.2001, E.S.S Álvares, 4♂ ( IBSP 66767 View Materials ) . Ditto , 27.iii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, C.S. Azevedo & E.O. Machado, 5♂ ( IBSP 27241 View Materials ) . Ditto , iii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, 3♂ ( IBSP 66765 View Materials ) . Ditto , vii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, 3♂ ( IBSP 66769 View Materials ) . Ditto , xii.2000 ‒ i.2001, 9 ♂ ( IBSP 66768 View Materials ) . Juatuba (19°57′7″S, 44°20′34″W), Área de preservação de COPASA, Núcleo Serra Azul , 18‒23.iv.2002, A GoogleMaps . J. Santos , 1♂ ( IBSP 150202) . São Paulo: Teodoro Sampaio, Parque Estadual Morro do Diabo (22°37′15″S, 52°10′18″W), 24‒31.iii.2003, Equipe BIOTA, 1♂ ( IBSP 154378 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Jaboticabal , (21°15′18″S, 48°19′19″W), iii‒iv.2004, F.J. Cividanes, 2♂ ( IBSP 55891 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Araraquara , (21°47′38″S, 48°10′33″W), 2003, L. Marcomini, 1♂ ( IBSP 43018 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

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

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble similar congener Nops meridionalis , which have a similar abdominal pattern as in figure 6I, the PLS longer than PMS and the posterior unpaired claws small ( Fig. 5C View FIGURE 5 ); but can be distinguished by a straight embolus, shorter than palpal tibia ( Fig. 64B, D View FIGURE 64 ) in males, and females can be distinguished by a weakly sclerotized lep, unremarkable ess and unsclerotized lateral margins of anterior plate ( Fig. 64F View FIGURE 64 ).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace orange ( Fig. 64A View FIGURE 64 ). 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 7.9. Carapace 4.8 long, 3.8 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.2 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. PLS longer than PMS. Palp with straight embolus, shorter than palpal tibia ( Figs 63G View FIGURE 63 ; 64B‒D); embolar tip with a wide cut on prolateral side and two long extensions ( Fig. 63H‒I View FIGURE 63 ).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 64E View FIGURE 64 ). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 8.3. Carapace 5.0 long, 4.1 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 3.4 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.9; II: 3.8; III: 3.4; IV: 4.05. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with weakly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, unremarkable ess ( Fig. 64F View FIGURE 64 ). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 63J‒L View FIGURE 63 ; 64G).

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian States of Maranhão, Goiás, São Paulo and Minas Gerais ( Fig. 65A View FIGURE 65 ).

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

PMS

Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops