Masteria galipote

Passanha, Victor & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, On the Neotropical spider Subfamily Masteriinae (Araneae, Dipluridae), Zootaxa 4463 (1), pp. 1-73: 50-56

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.1441911

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scientific name

Masteria galipote
status

n. sp.

Masteria galipote  n. sp.

( Figs 28View FIGURE 28, 31DView FIGURE 31, 33View FIGURE 33)

Types. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. ♂ holotype, La Piramide (18°42’22.7”N; 70°36’01.6”W), 18.X.2011, S. Carrero leg. (MNHNSD-09-1327), Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo, Constanza, La Vega, 18.X.2011, S. Carrero leg., deposited in MNHNSD-09-1327GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: ♀, La Neverita (18°41’49.1”N; 70°35’27.1”W), Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo, Constanza, La Vega, 17.X.2011, S. Carrero leg. (MNHNSD-09-1326)GoogleMaps  ; ♀, Reserva Científica Ébano Verde Pas (19°03’55.9”N; 70°33’46.8”W), Loma La Golondrina La Sal, Bajito, Jarabacoa , La Vega, A. Mateo , R. Carreras & G. de Los Santos leg. ( IBSP 167203View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Addition material examined. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. La Vega: Jarabacoa, Paso Bajito , La Sal , Loma La Golondrina , Reserva Científica Ébano Verde (19°03’55.9”N; 70°33’46.8”W), 1♀, 16.V.2009, A. Mateo leg. (MNHNSD-09-131); Constanza, Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo, La Piramide (18°42’22.7”N; 70°36’01.6”W), 1♀, 18.X.2011, S. Carrero leg. (MNHNSD-09-1327).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The epithet is a noun apposition of a local legend in the Dominican Republic, which originated from the European lycanthropy. It makes reference to a man who can tranform into animals.

Diagnosis. Males of Masteria galipote  n. sp. resemble those of M. spinosa  , M. simla  and M. sabrinae  n. sp. in having paraembolic apophysis, but differ in the short and tapered embolus and paraembolic apophysis ( Fig. 28B – CView FIGURE 28). Females resemble those of Masteria simla  and M. spinosa  in the bilobed spermathecae with high ectal lobe and short ental lobe, but differs from those of M. simla  in the separated lobes and from M. spinosa  in the ectal lobe with narrowed duct and rounded apex ( Fig. 28FView FIGURE 28).

Description. Male (Holotype). Color: Carapace in dorsal and ventral views and legs yellowish, abdomen whitish. Total length 3.32. Carapace 1.44 long, 1.10 wide. Abdomen 1.88 long. Fovea 0.11. Clypeus 0.04. Ocular tubercle 0.10 long, 0.19 wide. Eyes: six, posterior row slightly recurved. AME absent, ALE 0.08, PME 0.03, PLE 0.05. Basal segment of chelicerae with 12 prolateral teeth and 12 smaller mesobasal teeth. Labium 0.19 long, 0.25 wide. Sternum 0.72 wide, 0.79 long. Palp: femur 0.88/ patella 0.50/ tibia 0.72/ tarsus 0.41/ total 2.51. Legs I: femur 1.16/ patella 0.60/ tibia 1.04/ metatarsus 0.75/ tarsus 0.66/ total 4.21; II: 1.00/ 0.60/ 0.72/ 0.63/ 0.57/ total 3.52; III: 0.94/ 0.44/ 0.63/ 0.72/ 0.57/ 3.30; IV: 1.29/ 0.63/ 1.07/ 1.00/ 0.69/ 4.68; Leg formula 4123; Spination: palp: femur p1, patella v1-1 -3ap, p1, r1, tibia d1b, p1; Legs I: femur p1, patella v1-3 ap, p1, tibia v1-1 -3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 - 1; II: femur p1, patella v1-3 ap, p1, r1, tibia d3b-1-1, v1-1 -3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1, p1; III: femur p1, patella v1- 3 ap, p1, r1-1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1-1 -2-3ap, p1-1, r1-1, metatarsus d1-2, v2 b-3-3ap, p1-1, r1; IV: femur p1, patella v1- 3 ap, p1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1-2 -1-3ap, p1-1, r1-1, metatarsus d1-3, v2 b-3-3ap, p1, r1. Tibia I: P1 with elevated spur with quadrate apex, P2 with strong spine with slightly projected base below P1 and P3, and P3 two strong spines sharing same projected base. Metatarsus I with flattened basal spine and basal depression associated with prolateral processes of tibia I ( Figs 28EView FIGURE 28, 31DView FIGURE 31). Palpal tibia short, twice length of cymbium, basally dilated, with row of ventral and dorsal elongate slender setae and 6–8 retrolateral spines ( Fig. 28DView FIGURE 28). Cymbium as long as wide with four apical spines. Palpal bulb piriform, paraembolic apophysis with slight curvature and flattened distally ( Fig. 28B –CView FIGURE 28). PLS: basal, medial and apical, 0.38, 0.41, 0.35 long.

Female (Paratype, MNHNSD-09-1326). Color as in male. Total length 3.60. Carapace 1.72 long, 1.19 wide. Abdomen 1.88 long. Fovea 0.11. Clypeus 0.05. Ocular tubercle 0.16 long, 0.22 wide. Eyes: 6, posterior row slightly recurved ( Fig. 28AView FIGURE 28). AME absent, ALE 0.08, PME 0.04, PLE 0.07. Basal segment of chelicerae with 12 prolateral teeth and 12 smaller mesobasal teeth. Labium 0.19 long, 0.35 wide. Sternum 0.75 wide, 0.94 long. Palp: femur 0.94/ patella 0.54/ tibia 0.79/ tarsus 0.69/ total 2.96; Legs I: femur 1.25/ patella 0.66/ tibia 1.04/ metatarsus 0.75/ tarsus 0.63/ total 4.33; II: 1.04/ 0.50/ 0.69/ 0.63/ 0.54/ 3.40; III: 1.13/ 0.63/ 0.66/ 0.79/ 0.60/ 3.81; IV: 1.32/ 0.66/ 1.16/ 1.00/ 0.63/ 4.77; Spination: palp: femur p1, r1, patella v1-3 ap, p1, tibia d1b, v1-1 -3ap, p1, tarsus v2 b; Legs I: femur p1, patella v1-3 ap, p1, tibia v1-1 -3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1; II: femur p1, patella v1-3 ap, p1-1, tibia d3b-1-1-1-1, v1-1 -3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1, p1; III: femur p1, r1, patella v1-3 ap, p1-1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1-1 -3ap, p1-1, r1-1, metatarsus d1-1- 1-1, v2 b-3-3ap, p1, r1; IV: femur p1, r1, patella v1-3 ap, p1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1-1 -2-3ap, p1-1, r1-1-1-1, metatarsus d1-1-1-1, v3 b-3-3ap, p1-1, r1-1. Palpal claw with 15 teeth. Spermathecae bilobed, separated by their diameter, elongated ectal lobe and narrow duct, short ental lobe. Small glandular region between lobes ( Fig. 28FView FIGURE 28). PLS: basal, medial and apical, 0.47, 0.41, 0.44 long.

Variation. 3 females: total length 3.60–4.13.

Distribution. Dominican Republic, División La Vega ( Fig. 33View FIGURE 33).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Dipluridae

Genus

Masteria