Sparianthina adisi, Jaeger & Rheims & Labarque, 2009

Jaeger, Peter, Rheims, Cristina & Labarque, Facundo, 2009, On the huntsman spider genera Sparianthina Banks, 1929 and Anaptomecus Simon, 1903 from South and Central America (Araneae, Sparassidae), ZooKeys 16 (16), pp. 115-147 : 130-132

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.16.236

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791882

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787A5-FFE0-7310-6ED0-2BECFCC9FD45

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Plazi

scientific name

Sparianthina adisi
status

sp. n.

Sparianthina adisi sp. n.

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Figs 65-67 View Figures 65-67 , 77 View Figures 74-79

Types. ♁ holotype, Venezuela, Merida, ULA Biological Reserve, 20 km SE Azulita [08°17’N, 72°05’W], 28.VI.–3.VIII.1989, S. and J. Peck (AMNH) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 1

♁, same data as for holotype ( AMNH) ; 2 ♁♁, Venezuela, Merida, Mucuy, Tabay [08°38’N, 71°04’W], 19.VI.–24.VII.1989, FIT, S. and J. Peck ( IBSP 99860 View Materials ; SMF: PJ 1721 ) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♁, Venezuela, Merida, El Valle , 15km NE Merida, 24.VI.–2.VIII.1989, S. and J. Peck ( AMNH) .

Further material examined. VENEZUELA. Merida: 3 ♁♁, Mucuy, Send. Lag. Suero, Tabay [08°38’N, 71°04’W], 19.VI.–24.VII.1989, S. & J. Peck (2 ♁♁ AMNH; 1 ♁ IBSP 99861 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The species is dedicated to Joachim Adis (1950-2007) for his important contributions about the Amazonian forest and its ecology and for his longstanding contribution to the study of arachnids in South America; name in genitive case.

Diagnosis. The males of Sparianthina adisi sp. n. are distinguished from those of the remaining species of the genus by the bifid RTA with similar sized branches ( Figs 66-67 View Figures 65-67 ). It resembles Sparianthina deltshevi sp. n. by the long and slender projection at the retrolateral base of the embolus ( Figs 66 View Figures 65-67 , 69 View Figures 68-70 ), but is distinguished from this species by exhibiting a much narrower projection.

Description. Male (AMNH, holotype). Total length 6.6. Prosoma: 3.0 long, 3.0 wide. Opisthosoma: 3.5 long, 2.3 wide. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.16, ALE 0.22, PME 0.20, PLE 0.26, AME–AME 0.08, AME–ALE 0.04, PME–PME 0.22, PME–PLE 0.22, AME–PME 0.16, ALE–PLE 0.18. Legs: I: femur 4.3, patella 1.5, tibia 4.5, metatarsus 3.9, tarsus 1.4, total 15.6; II: 4.9, 1.6, 4.9, 4.2, 1.6, 17.2; III: 3.9, 1.3, 3.4, 3.3, 1.2, 13.1; IV: 4.5, 1.2, 4.1, 4.2, 1.5, 15.5. Spination: femur I–III: p1-1-1; d0-1-1; r1-1-1; femur IV: p1-1-1; d0-1-1; r0-0-1; tibia I–II: v2-2-2-2-0; tibia III–IV: p1-0-1; d0-0-1; r1-0-1; v2-2-0; metatarsus I–II: v2-2-0; metatarsus III: p1-1- 0; r1-1-0; v2-2-0; metatarsus IV: p1-1-2; r1-1-2; v2-2-0.

Palp as in diagnosis. Embolus and conductor arising from tegulum at a 9-o’clockposition ( Fig. 66 View Figures 65-67 ). Ventral tibial lobe small and slightly shifted retrolateral. Tegular subembolic projection notched prolaterally to the subtegulum. Conductor hyaline and laminar. Sperm duct running submarginally ( Figs 65-67 View Figures 65-67 ).

Colouration. Prosoma orange-brown, slightly darker at eye area and brown along fovea and thoracic striae. Chelicerae orange. Pedipalps dark orange. Legs orange with light brown markings at spine bases. Sternum yellow with orange margins. Gnathocoxae pale yellow. Labium pale yellow, light brown at base. Opisthosoma pale yellow ( Fig. 77 View Figures 74-79 ).

Female unknown.

Variation. Males (n=8): total length 6.2-7.4; prosoma 3.0-3.6; femur I 3.6-4.5.

Distribution. North-western Venezuela, state of Merida.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Sparianthina