Meri quinari, 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 : 60-61

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.6550440

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787EF-FF9A-C932-FF32-FEE5FCE4FCFA

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scientific name

Meri quinari
status

spec. nov.

Meri quinari spec. nov.

Figs 238–241 View FIGURES 238–244 , 245–247 View FIGURES 245–249 , 319 View FIGURES 319–320

Type material. Holotype: BRAZIL: Acre: ♂, Rio Branco, Estação Experimental de Catuaba (‑10.0733, ‑67.6239), January–April 2011, M. R. B. Andrade leg. ( UFMG 10165 View Materials ). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality. Vila Grande Quinari is the original name of Senador Guiomard, and according to some of the older residents is a reference to a tree called Quinaquina, from which leaves are used to make tea against fevers and other illnesses; noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Males of M. quinari spec. nov. resemble those of M. tambor spec. nov. ( Figs 253–256 View FIGURES 253–259 ) and M. vanini spec. nov. ( Figs 285–288 View FIGURES 285–291 ) by the palp with embolus with long, distad, laminar subdistal projection and barely conspicuous membranous region (see Fig. 101 View FIGURES 99–102 ). They are distinguished from both species by the RTA, distally tapering and bearing small triangular dorsal branch at base ( Fig. 240 View FIGURES 238–244 ) (RTA distally blunt and without additional branches in M. tambor spec. nov. and M. vanini spec. nov.). Females are unknown.

Description. Male (holotype): Total length 11.4. Prosoma 5.3 long, 4.8 wide. Opisthosoma 6.0 long, 3.3 wide. Eyes: diameters: 0.45, 0.36, 0.30, 0.35; interdistances: 0.30, 0.10, 0.43, 0.50, 0.32, 0.20. Legs: I: 28.9 (8.6, 2.9, 8.3, 8.7, 2.1); III: 21.5 (6.4, 2.4, 5.7, 5.4, 1.6); IV: 24.0 (7.1, 2.2, 6.2, 6.6, 1.9). Spination follows the generic pattern except tibiae I–II: d1-0-1; tibiae III–IV: d0. Palp: PTA subtriangular, distally rounded, wider than long; RTA 1.7 times longer than wide (retrolateral view), irregularly conical; subtegulum visible between 8:30–10 o’clock in ventral view; tegulum slightly depressed close to conductor base; conductor widest at base, distally fanned; embolus subdistally curved with subdistal projection 1.5 times longer than wide ( Figs 238–241 View FIGURES 238–244 , 245–247 View FIGURES 245–249 ).

Female: unknown.

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

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Meri