Nops ipojuca

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: 79-80

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Nops ipojuca

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Nops ipojuca  new species

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Types. Male holotype from Mata do Oiteiro (8°31′34″S, 35°1′20″W), Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil, 16.xii.2007, AGoogleMaps  . Costa, deposited in IBSP 133599View Materials  . Male paratype, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 133592View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Female paratype, same data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 133585View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Female paratype, vii.2008, other data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 133587View Materials  . Male paratype, 26.i.2008, other data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 133593View Materials  . Female paratype, 16.ii.2008, other data as holotype, deposited in IBSP 133595View Materials  .

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Pernambuco: Ipojuca, Mata do Oiteiro (8°31′34″S, 35°1′20″W), 16.ii.2008, 1immature ( IBSP 133View Materials 588)GoogleMaps  ; 1 immature (IBSP 13 3601). Ditto , xii.2007 ‒ ii.2008, 1 immature ( IBSP 91813View Materials)  . Alagoas: Murici, Estacão Ecolόgica de Murici (09º15’S, 35º51’W) 13‒22.ix.2003, Equipe BIOTA, pitfall trap, 1♀ ( IBSP 99017View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ (IBSP 99022). Maceió, Ipioca, Serra de Saudinha (9°22′S, 35°45′W), 3.iv.2006, G. Quintela, pitfall trap, 1♂ ( IBSP 85195View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Sergipe: Canindé de São Francisco, Usina Hidroelétrica de Xingό (9°37'15"S, 37°47'27"W), 15.iv.2000, L. Ianuzzi, pitfall trap, 1♂ ( IBSP 88193View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Itabaiana, Estação Ecolόgica da Serra de Itabaiana (10°40′S, 37°25′W), 14‒20.ix.1999, A.D. Brescovit, 1♂ (palp for SEM) ( IBSP 117055View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Itabaiana (10°41′6″S, 37°25′30″W), Povoado Ribeira , 17.xi.2002. N. Zyngier, 1♂ ( IBSP 36796View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Santa Luzia do Itanhy, Mata de Crasto (11°23′S, 37°24′W), 9–13.ix.1999, A.D. Brescovit, 1♂ 1♀ ( IBSP 99032View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ (IBSP 99034). Paraíba: Areia, Reserva de Mata de Pau Ferro (6°57′S, 35°44′W), 23‒29.ix.1999, A.D. Brescovit, 1♂ ( IBSP 99027View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ (IBSP 99026); 1♀ (IBSP 99025). João Pessoa, Mata de Buraquinho (7°6′S, 34°52′W), 2003–2004, S.C. Dias, 1♂ ( IBSP 99951View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ (IBSP 99949); 1♂ (IBSP 99950). Ceará: Pentecoste, Fazenda Experimetal da Universidade Federal do Ceará (03°49′S, 39°20′W), 18.ix.2005, I. Quinet, 1♂ ( IBSP 97976View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ (IBSP 97977). Bahia: Una, Reserva Biolόgica de Una (15°17′48″S, 39°04′28″W), 15‒28.xi.2000, A.D. Brescovit, 1♀ ( IBSP 53676View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ (IBSP 46884). Ditto , x.1999 – ix.2000, M.F. Dias, 1♂ ( IBSP 65328View Materials)  ; 1♂ (IBSP 65363). Itamaraju (17°2′20″S, 39°31′51″W), Fazenda Pau Brasil,, Ceplac, 1♂ ( IBSP 91482View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

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

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble similar congener Nops nitidus  by having the abdominal pattern with a homogeneous color ( Fig. 66A View Figure ); but can be distinguished by having the posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed similar to figure 5B.

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace and legs light orange ( Fig. 51A View Figure ); chelicerae, labium, endites and sternum yellowish orange; coxae lighter. Abdomen grayish green, dorsally with a homogeneous color ( Fig. 51A View Figure ), lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle darker and spinnerets light gray. Total length 8.8. Carapace 5.1 long, 3.0 wide. Sternum 4.3 long, 3.9 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.0; II: 3.75; III: 3.55; IV: 4.05. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed. PLS longer than PMSAbout PMS. Palp with embolus longer than palpal tibia, prolaterally curved ( Figs 49J View Figure ; 51B‒D); embolar tip narrow, with a long extension and a very projected half, almost covering the tip ( Fig. 49K View Figure ).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 51D View Figure ), but lighter. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 9.1. Carapace 5.5 long, 3.3 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 4.1 wide. Leg measurements: I: 4.15; II: 4.05; III: 3.6; IV: 4.25. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with weakly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, unremarkable ess ( Fig. 52F View Figure ). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum and weakly sclerotized distal margin of lobes, uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 49G‒I View Figure ; 51G).

Natural history. Most of specimens were captured with pitfall traps.

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian States of Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Paraíba, Ceará, and Bahia ( Fig. 51B View Figure ).


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