Urupuyu occidentale, Ruiz, Gustavo R. S. & Maddison, Wayne P., 2015

Ruiz, Gustavo R. S. & Maddison, Wayne P., 2015, The new Andean jumping spider genus Urupuyu and its placement within a revised classification of the Amycoida (Araneae: Salticidae), Zootaxa 4040 (3), pp. 251-279 : 260-261

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4040.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:392A2F34-0B0C-4298-BBF5-76A82CED0C59

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6121680

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C087CB-FF8C-544F-FF05-FDB1FC0AFF39

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scientific name

Urupuyu occidentale
status

sp. nov.

Urupuyu occidentale sp. nov.

Figs 32–35 View FIGURES 32 – 35

Type: male holotype from Mindo Garden Forest, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador (0.0732 °S, 78.7542 °W, 1240 m elev.), 25.VII. 2004, W. Maddison, I. Agnarsson, G. Iturralde (WPM#04-060), deposited in QCAZ, temporarily held at the UBC- SEM.

Etymology: The species epithet, a Latin adjective, refers to the fact that this species is found on the west side of the Andes ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 32 – 35 ).

Diagnosis: Males of this species are similar to those of U. edwardsi sp. nov. by having an acute projection on the ventral lobe of the RTA ( Figs 28 View FIGURES 27 – 31 , 33 View FIGURES 32 – 35 ), which is shorter in U. occidentale .

Description: Male (holotype): Total length: 2.06. Carapace dark brown, 1.22 long, 0.84 wide, 0.64 high. Ocular quadrangle 0.66 long. Anterior eye row 0.86 wide and posterior 0.84 wide. Sternum, labium, endite and chelicera dark brown. Palp dark brown, tibia with a wide RTA forming a hook dorsally and bearing an acute projection retrolaterally, and an acute RvTA; embolus fixed to the tegulum and curling around it, with a median blunt projection lying in a pit of the prolateral side of tegulum ( Figs 32–34 View FIGURES 32 – 35 ). Leg I dark brown, except for proximal patella, metatarsus and tarsus, yellow. Legs II–IV missing. Length of femur I: 0.92; patella + tibia I: 1.22; metatarsus + tarsus I: 0.78. Abdomen and spinnerets dark brown.

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Known only from Pichincha, Ecuador ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 32 – 35 ).

QCAZ

Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Urupuyu