Masteria soucouyant

Passanha, Victor & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, On the Neotropical spider Subfamily Masteriinae (Araneae, Dipluridae), Zootaxa 4463 (1), pp. 1-73: 19-21

publication ID

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D95431-A222-8E77-FF36-4B3AFC6B78B5

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scientific name

Masteria soucouyant
status

n. sp.

Masteria soucouyant  n. sp.

( Figs 10View FIGURE 10, 29CView FIGURE 29, 32View FIGURE 32)

Types. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. ♂ holotype  , ♀ paratype, Tamana Hill (10°28'5.304"N; 61°11'47.58"W), Sangre Grande, II.1972, J.A.L. Cooke leg., deposited in AMNHGoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The species is named after a vampire witch who is a local legend of Trinidad and Tobago and originated from European vampires.

Diagnosis. Males of Masteria soucouyant  n. sp. resemble those of M. barona  and M. petrunkevitchi  in the elongated palpal bulb, but differ from those of M. barona  in the presence of grouped retrolateral spines on the palpal tibia ( Fig. 10DView FIGURE 10) and from those of M. petrunkevitchi  in the presence of eight eyes ( Fig. 10AView FIGURE 10). Females differ from those of other species in the trilobed spermathecae ( Fig. 10EView FIGURE 10).

Description. Male (Holotype). Color: Carapace and legs orange, abdomen light brown. Total length 4.36. Carapace 2.07 long, 1.57 wide. Abdomen 2.29 long. Fovea 0.11. Clypeus 0.05. Ocular tubercle 0.16 long, 0.25 wide. Eyes: six, posterior row recurved. AME absent, ALE 0.11, PME 0.07, PLE 0.09. Basal segment of chelicerae with 10 prolateral teeth, and 15 smaller mesobasal teeth. Labium 0.22 long, 0.35 wide. Sternum 0.88 wide, 1.04 long. Palp: femur 1.35/ patella 0.82/ tibia 1.22/ tarsus 0.47/ total 3.86. Legs I: femur 1.91/ patella 1.04/ tibia 1.94/ metatarsus 1.41/ tarsus 1.13/ total 7.43; II: 1.47/ 0.72/ 1.19/ 1.10/ 0.91/ 5.39; III: 1.41/ 0.75/ 1.10/ 1.13/ 0.85/ 5.24; IV: 1.97/ 0.85/ 1.79/ 1.66/ 1.10/ 7.37. Leg formula 1423. Spination: palp: femur p1, patella d1ap, v1-1 -3ap, p1, tibia p1; Legs I: femur p1, patella v1-2 -3ap, p1, tibia v1-1 -1-3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1; II: femur p1, patella v1-1 - 3ap, p1, tibia v1-1 -3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -2ap, p1; III: femur p1-1, r1-1, patella v1-2 ap, p1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1- 1 -2-3ap, p1-1, r1-1-1, metatarsus d1-1, v2-3 -3ap, p1, r1-1; IV: femur p1, r1, patella v1-1 -2ap, p1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1-1 -2-3ap, p1-1, r1-1-1, metatarsus d1-1, v3-3 -3ap, p1-1, r1. Tibia I: P1 a high spur, P2 a strong spine with slightly projected base and below P1 and P3, P3 a strong spine with projected base. Metatarsus I with flattened spine and basal depression associated with processes of tibia I ( Figs 10FView FIGURE 10, 29CView FIGURE 29). Palp: tibia three times the length of cymbium, with row of dorsal and ventral elongated setae, group of 10-12 microspines on retrolateral tibia ( Fig. 10DView FIGURE 10). Cymbium as wide as long, with four apical spines. Bulb with short tegulum, embolus three times length of tegulum, tapering to apex, curved on base ( Fig. 10B –CView FIGURE 10). PLS: basal, medial and apical, 0.63, 0.63, 0.66 long.

Female (Paratype). Color: as in male. Total length 5.16. Carapace 2.41 long, 1.82 wide. Abdomen 2.75 long. Fovea 0.19. Clypeus 0.05. Ocular tubercle 0.22 long, 0.35 wide. Eyes: six, posterior row recurved ( Fig. 10AView FIGURE 10). AME absent, ALE 0.12, PME 0.07, PLE 0.12. Basal segment of chelicerae with 11 prolateral teeth, and 15 smaller mesobasal teeth. Labium 0.35 long, 0.35 wide. Sternum 0.94 wide, 1.19 long. Palp: femur 1.19/ patella 0.69/ tibia 1.10/ tarsus 1.07/ total 4.05; Legs I: femur 2.04/ patella 1.07/ tibia 1.85/ metatarsus 1.57/ tarsus 1.13/ total 7.66; II: 1.82/ 0.94/ 1.41/ 1.35/ 0.97/ 6.49; III: 1.79/ 0.88/ 1.32/ 1.41/ 0.91/ 6.31; IV: 2.22/ 0.94/ 1.91/ 1.85/ 1.04/ 7.96; Leg formula 4123. Spination: palp: femur p1, patella v1-1 -3ap, p1, tibia v2-1 -3ap, p1, tarsus v1 b; Legs I: femur p1, patella v1-1 -3ap, p1, tibia v1-1 -1-3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1; II: femur p1, patella v1-1 -3ap, p1, tibia d2b-1-1, v1- 1 -1-3ap, p1, metatarsus v2 b-1-3ap, p1; III: femur p1, patella v1-2 ap, p1-1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1-1-1, v1-1 -1-3ap, p1-1, r1, metatarsus d1-1, v2 b-3-3ap, p1-1, r1; IV: femur p1, patella v1-2 ap, p1, r1, tibia d2b-1-1-1-1, v1-1 -1-3ap, p1, r2- 1-1, metatarsus d1-2, v2 b-3-3ap, p1-1, r1. Palpal claw with 16 teeth. Spermathecae trilobed, with ectal lobe sharp and straight, two internal lobes, sharp and sinuous, on same slightly projected base, ectal lobe more thickened than ental ( Fig. 10EView FIGURE 10). PLS: basal, medial and apical, 0.47, 0.63, 0.47 long.

Distribution. Known only from Trinidad and Tobago ( Fig. 32View FIGURE 32).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Dipluridae

Genus

Masteria