Masteria lewisi ( Chickering, 1964 )

Passanha, Victor & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, On the Neotropical spider Subfamily Masteriinae (Araneae, Dipluridae), Zootaxa 4463 (1), pp. 1-73: 27-29

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Masteria lewisi ( Chickering, 1964 )
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Masteria lewisi ( Chickering, 1964) 

( Figs 15View FIGURE 15, 30AView FIGURE 30, 33View FIGURE 33)

Accola lewisi Chickering, 1964: 177  , figs 5–9.

Masteria lewisi: Raven, 1979: 625  .

Types. JAMAICA. ♂ holotype, ♀ paratype, Red Hills Road (17°59’45.16”N; 76°57’18.39”W), Saint Catherine Parish, I. X.1957, A. M. Chickering leg., deposited in MCZ, examined.GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Males of M. lewisi  are similar to those of M. colombiensis  , M. downeyi  , M. yacambu  n. sp., M. amarumayu  n. sp., M. mutum  n. sp. and M. aguaruna  n. sp. in the piriform palpal bulb, but differ in the short and straight embolus, with a basal projection ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15). Females differ from those of other species with bilobed spermathecae in the similar size of the lobes and conspicuous glandular region ( Fig. 15D –EView FIGURE 15).

Description. Male (Holotype). Color: Carapace in dorsal view yellowish, carapace in ventral view, legs and abdomen whitish. Total length 3.07. Carapace 1.44 long, 1.07 wide. Abdomen 1.63 long. Fovea 0.06. Clypeus 0.03. Ocular tubercle 0.14 long, 0.20 wide. Eyes: six, posterior row slightly recurved. AME absent, ALE 0.09, PME 0.05, PLE 0.07. Basal segment of chelicerae with 12 prolateral teeth, and seven smaller mesobasal teeth. Labium 0.22 long, 0.25 wide. Sternum 0.66 wide, 0.75 long. Palp: femur 0.85/ patella 0.57/ tibia 0.69/ tarsus 0.41/ total 2.52. Legs I: femur 1.29/ patella 0.75/ tibia 1.16/ metatarsus 0.79/ tarsus 0.69/ total 4.68; II: 0.97/ 0.57/ 0.69/ 0.63/ 0.47/ total 3.33; III: 0.94/ 0.38/ 0.57/ 0.69/ 0.50/ 3.08; IV: 1.35/ 0.63/ 0.97/ 0.97/ 0.85/ 4.77; Leg formula 4123; Spination: palp: patella v1-1, tibia p1; Legs I: femur p1, r1, patella v1-1, tibia v1-1 -1, p1, metatarsus v1-1; II: femur p1, r1, patella v1-1, tibia v1-1 -1, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1, p1; III: femur p1, r1, patella v2, p1, r1-1, tibia d1-1, v1-1 -1-3ap, p1-1, r1-1, metatarsus d1-1, v2-3 ap, p1, r1-1-1; IV: femur p1, r1, patella v2, p1-1, r1, tibia d1-1, v1-1 - 3ap, p1-1, r1-1, metatarsus d1, v3-1 -3ap, p1-1-1, r1-1-1. Tibia I: P1 a strong and conical spur, P2 a strong spine with slightly projected base below P1 and P3, and P3 as two spines one projected base. Metatarsus I with flattened basal spine and basal depression associated withprolateral processes of tibia I ( Figs 15CView FIGURE 15, 30AView FIGURE 30). Palpal tibia twice the length of the cymbium, with a ventral row of 7–8 elongate slender setae and 4–5 strong spines in medial portion ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15). Cymbium as long as wide with four apical spines. Short embolus, one-third length of tegulum, small projection anterior to embolus ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15). PLS: basal and medial, apical missing, 0.38, 0.32 long.

Female (Paratype). Color: Carapace in dorsal view orange, carapace in ventral view, legs and abdomen whitish. Total length 3.41. Carapace 1.44 long, 1.04 wide. Abdomen 1.97 long. Fovea 0.16. Clypeus 0.02. Ocular tubercle 0.13 long, 0.19 wide. Eyes: six, posterior row slightly recurved ( Fig. 15AView FIGURE 15). AME absent, ALE 0.07, PME 0.04, PLE 0.06. Basal segment of chelicerae with 12 prolateral teeth, and eight smaller mesobasal teeth. Labium 0.19 long, 0.29 wide. Sternum 0.72 wide, 0.79 long. Palp: femur 0.79; Legs I: femur 1.07; II: femur 0.88; III: femur 0.85; IV: femur 1.16; Leg formula 4123 (inferred by length of femur). Spination: palp: femur p1, patella d1b, v1, p1, tibia d1b, v1-1 -1, p1, tarsus v1 b; Legs I: femur p1, patella v1, p1, tibia v1-1 -3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1; II: femur p1, patella v1, p1-1, tibia v1-1 -1-3ap, p1, metatarsus v1-1 -1; III: femur r1, patella v1-1, p1-1, r1, tibia d1-1, v1-1 -1-3ap, p1-1-1, r1-1, metatarsus d1-1, v1-1 -3ap, p1-1, r1; IV: femur p1, r1, patella v1-1, p1, r1, tibia d1-1, v1- 1 -1-3ap, p1-1, r1-1-1, metatarsus d1, v2-2 -3ap, p1-1-1, r1-1. Palpal claw with 15–20 teeth. Spermathecae bilobed, with similar lobes, short duct and globose apex, ectal lobe slightly more elevated than ental, glandular region with elongate, thin setae ( Fig. 15D –EView FIGURE 15). PLS missing.

Distribution. Southern Jamaica ( Fig. 33View FIGURE 33).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Dipluridae

Genus

Masteria

Loc

Masteria lewisi ( Chickering, 1964 )

Passanha, Victor & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2018
2018
Loc

Accola lewisi

Chickering, 1964 : 177
Loc

Masteria lewisi: Raven, 1979 : 625

Raven, 1979 : 625