Wirada

Campuzano, Emmanuel F. & Ibarra-Núñez, Guillermo, 2018, A new species of the spider genus Wirada (Araneae, Theridiidae) from Mexico, with taxonomic notes on the genus and a key to the species, Zootaxa 4457 (3), pp. 495-500: 500

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.3.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BBA4B95A-E83B-4A91-9948-7FB12A742E16

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C887E4-1876-9217-FF2C-5EEC91DAC56F

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Plazi

scientific name

Wirada
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Key to Wirada  species

In this key Fig. refers to figures in this paper and fig. refers to figures from other authors as noted.

1 Males ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

- Females.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

2(1) Embolus straight, its length about three and a half times as its base width ( Figs 7–9, 11–13 View Figure ) ......................... W. mexicana  n. sp.

- Embolus coiled, its length more than five times as its base width................................................................................................ 3

3(2) Embolus tip tubular ( Levi 1967, fig. 30; Lise et al. 2009, figs 30–32)......................................................................................... 4

- Embolus tip flattened ( Levi 1963, figs 14,19–20; Lise et al. 2009, figs 9–12)............................................................................. 5

4(3) TTA narrowed at the middle of its length ( Lise et al. 2009, fig. 30) ......................................................................... W. araucaria 

- TTA almost straight ( Levi 1967, fig. 31) .......................................................................................................................... W. tijuca 

5(3) Embolus tip grooved longitudinally ( Lise et al. 2009, figs 10–11)............................................................................... W. sigillata 

- Embolus tip not grooved ( Levi 1963, figs 14,19–20) ................................................................................................................... 6

6(5) TTA almost straight; prolateral process of median apophysis small ( Levi 1963, fig. 14) ........................................... W. punctata 

- TTA curved; prolateral process of median apophysis enlarged ( Levi 1963, fig. 19) ................................................. W. tovarensis 

7(1) CO separated from labium of epigynum by about two diameters ( Figs 19, 21 View Figure ) ............................................... W. mexicana  n. sp.

- CO separated from labium of epigynum by one diameter or less ( Levi, 1963, figs 16, 22; Lise et al. 2009, figs 24, 42) ........... 8

8(7) Spermathecae oblong (longer than wide) ( Lise et al. 2009, figs. 18, 38) ..................................................................................... 9

- Spermathecae almost as wide as long ( Levi, 1963, figs 15, 21) ................................................................................................. 10

9(8) Spermathecae separated by more than its width ( Lise et al. 2009, fig. 38), base of septum between CO wide (about one third of maximum atrium width) ( Lise et al. 2009, fig. 42) .................................................................................................... W. araucaria 

- Spermathecae separated by less than its wide ( Lise et al. 2009, fig. 18), base of septum between CO narrow (about one eighth of maximum atrium width) ( Lise et al. 2009, fig. 24) ................................................................................................... W. sigillata 

10(8) Labium of the posterior border of the atrium curved anteriorly at its sides ( Levi, 1963, fig. 16) .............................. W. punctata  .

- Labium of the posterior border of the atrium straight all its length ( Levi, 1963, fig. 22).......................................... W. tovarensis