Meri aparia, Rheims & Jäger, 2022

Rheims, Cristina A. & Jäger, Peter, 2022, Revalidation of the genus Sadala Simon, 1880 with the description of a new genus of Neotropical huntsman spiders (Araneae, Sparassidae), Zootaxa 5135 (1), pp. 1-80 : 36

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5135.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0CC0D586-E099-4593-9032-EA1885F00F3B

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6820329

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787EF-FF82-C92D-FF32-FDE1FCE4FA8C

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Plazi

scientific name

Meri aparia
status

spec. nov.

Meri aparia spec. nov.

Figs 118–120 View FIGURES 118–123 , 319 View FIGURES 319–320

Sadala mathani Simon 1880 (only 1 female syntype, misidentification, ex MNHN 2028 View Materials )

Type material. Holotype: PERU. Loreto: ♀, Pebas [‑3.3167, ‑718167], no date, M. de Mathan leg. (ex MNHN 2028 View Materials ).

Etymology. The specific name refers to the Aparia village, encountered by the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana while exploring the area of modern day Pebas; noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Females of M. aparia spec. nov. resemble those of M. abuna spec. nov. ( Figs 107–112 View FIGURES 107–112 ) by the epigyne with MS wider than long and EP rectangular or squared, and vulva with FW dilated, mediad. They are distinguished from the latter species by the EP longer than wide with anterior margin greatly surpassing half MS length ( Fig. 118 View FIGURES 118–123 ) and GP antero mediad ( Figs 119–120 View FIGURES 118–123 ) (EP wider than long or as long as wide with anterior margin not surpassing half MS length and GP postero laterad in M. abuna spec. nov.). Males are unknown.

Description. Female (holotype): Total length: 12.4. Prosoma: 5.2 long, 4.8 wide. Opisthosoma: 6.7 long, 3.6 wide. Eyes: diameters: 0.36, 0.26, 0.20, 0.28; interdistances: 0.34, 0.10, 0.54, 0.52, 0.38, 0.30. Legs: I: 21.6 (6.3, 2.6, 5.8, 5.4, 1.5); II: 23.3 (7.0, 2.6, 5.3, 5.8, 1.6); III: 17.0 (5.4, 2.3, 4.1, 3.8, 1.4); IV: 18.9 (5.7, 2.1, 4.7, 4.8, 1.6). Epigyne: EF wider than long; MS with margins strogly diverging; LL touching posteriorly ( Fig. 118 View FIGURES 118–123 ). Vulva: GP arising from ducts at first turn; SP ovoid; FD laterad ( Figs 119–120 View FIGURES 118–123 ).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 319 View FIGURES 319–320 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Meri

Loc

Meri aparia

Rheims, Cristina A. & Jäger, Peter 2022
2022
Loc

Sadala mathani

Simon 1880
1880