Cyriocosmus elegans ( Simon, 1889 )

Fukushima, Caroline Sayuri, Bertani, Rogério & Jr, Pedro Ismael Da Silva, 2005, Revision of Cyriocosmus Simon, 1903, with notes on the genus Hapalopus Ausserer, 1875 (Araneae: Theraphosidae), Zootaxa 846, pp. 1-31: 9-10

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Cyriocosmus elegans ( Simon, 1889 )
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Cyriocosmus elegans ( Simon, 1889) 

Figs 7 –8View FIGURES 1 – 10, 27View FIGURES 24 – 33, 37View FIGURES 34 – 39, 43View FIGURES 40 – 44

Hapalopus elegans Simon, 1889: 210  . Holotype female, MNHNAbout MNHN 9863, from Venezuela, without further information, examined.

Cyriocosmus elegans: Simon 1903: 929  ; Vellard et al. 1945: 181, pl. VIII; Roewer 1942: 228; Schenkel 1953: 3, figs 3 a–c; Bonnet 1956: 1341; Schiapelli & Gerschman 1973: 67, figs 9–15; Pérez­Miles 1998: 100; Bertani 2000: 30 –31, figs 17–18 (misidentification for Hapalopus butantan  );

Erythropoicila plana Fischel, 1927: 72  , figs 13–15. First synonymized by Pérez­Miles (1998: 100).

Cyriocosmus semifasciatus Mello­Leitão, 1939: 46  ; Schiapelli & Gerschman 1973: 67. First synonymized by Schiapelli & Gerschman (1973: 67).

Additional material examined: 2 males from Speyside, Tobago Island, in road cut ground burrows, 19 May 1980, R. C. West, RCW; 1 female identified by Mello­Leitão as Cyriocosmus semifasciatus, Otama  Island, Carabobo, Venezuela, M. J. Bertheen col., MNRJAbout MNRJ.

Diagnosis: Females can be distinguished from all other species, except C. fernandoi  new species and C. fasciatus  , by having four clear stripes on each side of the dorsal abdomen ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 40 – 44). It differs from C. fernandoi  new species by the shape of the clear central patch on the dorsal abdomen and from C. fasciatus  by having the clear central patch covering less than 80 % of the dorsal abdomen. The male can be distinguished from all the other species except C. versicolor  , C. bertae  and C. leetzi  , by the presence of a short paraembolic apophysis. From C. versicolor  and C. bertae  , it differs by having a striped dorsal abdominal pattern. It can be distinguished from C. leetzi  by a well developed prolateral superior keel ( Figs 7–8View FIGURES 1 – 10) and absence of a longitudinal dark band on the ventral abdomen.

Distribution: Venezuela; Trinidad and Tobago Island, West Indies ( Fig. 56View FIGURE 56).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theraphosidae

Genus

Cyriocosmus

Loc

Cyriocosmus elegans ( Simon, 1889 )

Fukushima, Caroline Sayuri, Bertani, Rogério & Jr, Pedro Ismael Da Silva 2005

2005
Loc

Cyriocosmus elegans:

Bertani 2000: 30
Perez-Miles 1998: 100
Bonnet 1956: 1341
Schenkel 1953: 3
Vellard 1945: 181
Roewer 1942: 228Simon 1903: 929

1945
Loc

Hapalopus elegans

Simon 1889: 210

Loc

Erythropoicila plana

Perez-Miles 1998: 100Fischel 1927: 72

Loc

Cyriocosmus semifasciatus Mello­Leitão, 1939 : 46

Mello-Leitao 1939: 46