Meri guri, 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 : 45-46

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.6550424

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787EF-FF8D-C923-FF32-FE75FCE4FE81

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Plazi

scientific name

Meri guri
status

spec. nov.

Meri guri spec. nov.

Figs 162–168 View FIGURES 162–165 View FIGURES 166–168 , 316 View FIGURES 315–318

Type material. Holotype: VENEZUELA: Bolivar: ♂, Guri [7.6500, ‑62.8333], S. Puerto Ordaz, 3–15 July 1998, H. & A. Howden leg. ( AMNH). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality; noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Males of M. guri spec. nov. resemble those of M. jaraua spec. nov. ( Figs 169–172 View FIGURES 169–172 ) by the palp with tegulum strongly indented prolaterally and embolus C-shaped with long membranous region ( Figs 163, 165 View FIGURES 162–165 ). They are distinguished from the latter species by the RTA with rounded base abruptly narrowed medially towards tip ( Fig. 164 View FIGURES 162–165 ) (RTA gradually tapering in M. jaraua spec. nov.). Females are unknown.

Description. Male (holotype): Total length 13.3. Prosoma 5.8 long, 5.0 wide. Opisthosoma 7.0 long, 4.4 wide. Eyes: diameters: 0.42, 0.32, 0.26, 0.30; interdistances: 0.30, 0.16, 0.50, 0.45, 0.30, 0.15. Legs: I: 30.1 (8.1, 3.0, 8.4, 8.5, 2.1); II: 31.6 (8.7, 3.0, 8.7, 9.0, 2.2); III: 21.9 (6.6, 2.2, 5.7, 5.7, 1.7); IV: 25.1 (7.5, 2.1, 6.5, 6.8, 1.9). Spination follows the generic pattern except tibia II: d1-0-1; femur IV: r1-1-1; metatarsus IV: p1-1-1. Palp: PTA triangular, distally rounded, wider than long; RTA roughly 1.5 times longer than its widest part (retrolateral view); cymbium with small retroproximal projection; subtegulum barely visible in ventral view between 8:30–9 o’clock; tegulum slightly protruding over conductor base; conductor roughly the same width throughout ( Figs 162–168 View FIGURES 162–165 View FIGURES 166–168 ).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 316 View FIGURES 315–318 ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Meri