Tenedos calebi, Martínez & Brescovit & Quijano, 2022

Martínez, Leonel, Brescovit, Antonio D. & Quijano, Luis G., 2022, Revealing the diversity of ant-eating spiders in Colombia I: morphology, distribution and taxonomy of the barronus group of the genus Tenedos O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897 (Araneae: Zodariidae), Zootaxa 5130 (1), pp. 1-154 : 70-72

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Tenedos calebi

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Tenedos calebi sp. n.

Figs 48 View FIGURE 48 ; 50A–B View FIGURE 50 ; 106 View FIGURE 106 .

Type material. Holotype: COLOMBIA. Chocó: Lloró, Centro de Prácticas e Investigación de la Universidad Tec- nológica del Chocó “Diego Luis Córdoba ”, Secondary forest , Winkler extractor, 70m [5°30′52.81″N, 76°33′9.76″W], F. Cala, G. Galvis, S. Galvis, V. Vásquez, G. P. Fiorentino & A. Novoa leg., 22-27.I.2018, 1 ♂ (ICN-Ar-10935). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronymic in honor of the Indian arachnologist John Caleb by his contributions to the taxonomy of the Jumping spiders of India.

Diagnosis. Males of Tenedos calebi sp. n. are distinguished by median apophysis (MA) with small anterior projection, bifid retrolateral tibial apophysis (RTA), anterior branch (aRTA) laminar, popsicle stick-shaped, posterior branch (pRTA) short, wide; tegulum with small, sclerotized prolateral projection ( Figs 48C–F View FIGURE 48 ; 50A–B View FIGURE 50 ).

Description. Male (Holotype, ICN-Ar-10935). Coloration ( Fig. 48A–B View FIGURE 48 ): carapace light orange, cephalic area and margins brown. Chelicerae with paturon brown and brown-reddish fangs. Endites yellow, white on anterior region. Labium and sternum light brown. Legs: Coxae I–IV light yellow. Femora-tarsi I–IV yellow. Abdomen: dorsally dark gray with five white guanine spots organized as follows: two elongated and large spots, anteriorly positioned; two oval spots smaller than previous ones, medially positioned; a large, wide and traversal spot, posteriorly positioned. Lateral and ventrally dark gray without spots. Spinnerets pale brown. Measurements: total length 5.29, carapace length 2.68, width 1.84, height 1.11. Clypeus height 0.71. Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.06, ALE 0.08, PME 0.08, PLE 0.09; AME–AME 0.16, AME–ALE 0.21, AME–PME 0.23, PME–PME 0.25, PME–PLE 0.34, ALE–PLE 0.26. Chelicerae 0.92 length. Sternum length 1.05, width 0.96. Legs: I—femur 1.68/ patella 0.68/ tibia 1.81/ metatarsus 1.63/ tarsus 1.17/ total 6.97; II—1.49/ 0.65/ 1.26/ 1.41/ 0.86/ 5.67; III—1.41/ 0.68/ 1.21/ 1.56/ 0.76/ 5.62; IV—1.88/ 0.81/ 1.67/ 2.04/ 0.87/ 7.27. Abdomen length 2.26. Legs spines pattern (only the differences from the general pattern): I—metatarsus v1r-1r-2; IV—metatarsus d1p-1p-0. Palp: retrolateral process of cymbium (RPC) long, widening towards base; tegulum (T) rounded, with small sclerotized projection; subtegulum (St) small, almost as long as wide, covered by embolus in ventral view; conductor (C) small, laminar, wide, with short, thin sclerotized region on distal side; appendix (ApC) short, apically squared; embolus (E) long, filiform towards apex; base of embolus approximately as long as two times as basal tegular membrane; basal tegular membrane (BTM) originated basally on tegulum, reticulated, ending as very short, apically rounded; spermatic ducts (SD) S-shaped, short and wide, with both folds full open; ventral tibial apophysis (VTA) very short; median apophysis (MA) small, rounded, with small projection; retrolateral tibial apophysis (RTA) bifid, longer than palpal tibia ( Figs 48C–F View FIGURE 48 ; 50A–B View FIGURE 50 ).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. Known from Chocó department ( Fig. 106 View FIGURE 106 ).


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