Anapis mariebertheae

Dupérré, Nadine & Tapia, Elicio, 2018, Further discoveries on the minuscule spiders from the Chocó region of Ecuador with the description of seven new species of Anapis (Araneae: Anapidae), Zootaxa 4459 (3), pp. 482-506: 490

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Anapis mariebertheae

new sPecies

Anapis mariebertheae  new sPecies

FiGS 20–23 View Figure , 51 View Figure , 62a View Figure .

Material examined. MalE HolotypE froM Ecuador, Cotopaxi ProviNcE, OTONGA BioloGical RESErvE (-00.41433 - 79.00035) 1888M, 3–16.viii.2014, pitfall trap, E. Tapia, C. Tapia, N. Dupérré ( QCAZAbout QCAZ)  . MalE paratypE OTONGA BioloGical RESErvE RESErvE (-00.41433 -79.00035) 1888M, 3–16.viii.2014, iN DipluridaE  wEb, E. Tapia, C. Tapia, N. Dupérré ( QCAZAbout QCAZ)  .

Etymology. THE SpEcific NaME iS iN HoNor of tHE firSt autHor MotHEr MariE-BErtHE Girard for HEr Support.

Diagnosis. MalES arE diStiGuiSHEd froM all SpEciES by tHEir vEry SHort clypEuS ( FiG. 51 View Figure ). MalES MoSt rESEMblE A. anabelleae  duE to tHE lack of cuSpS oN MEtatarSuS aNd tarSuS I but caN bE diStiNGuiSHEd by tHEir loNG aNd poiNtEd coNductor ( FiGS 20, 21, 21a View Figure ), SHortEr aNd aNGular iN tHE lattEr SpEciES ( FiGS 1, 2 View Figure ).

Description. Male (holotype): Total lENGtH: 0.94; carapacE lENGtH: 0.37; carapacE widtH: 0.44; abdoMEN lENGtH: 0.57; abdoMEN widtH: 0.49; clypEuS HEiGHt: 0.08. CEpHalotHorax: CarapacE oraNGE; parS cEpHalica puNtatEd, witH Y-SHapEd puNctatioN rEacHiNG latEral EyES; cEpHalic GroovE SHallow, SliGHtly puNctatEd; parS tHoracica dorSally ruGoSE, MarGiN SliGHtly puNctatEd ( FiG. 51 View Figure ). StErNuM oraNGE, SuffuSEd witH dark Gray, puNctatEd, loNGEr tHaN widE aNd covErEd witH SEtaE. ClypEuS oraNGE, puNctatEd. CHElicEraE oraNGE, ExcavatEd MEdially; witH oNE baSal tootH aNd dENticulatE platE apically. EyES: 6 EyES, rouNdEd; AME abSENt, ALE SEparatEd by tHEir radiuS, ALE-PLE coNtiGuouS, LE-PME SEparatEd by tHEir radiuS, PME coNtiGuouS. AbdoMEN: rouNdEd, witH dorSal oraNGE ScutuM; Soft portioN wHitiSH witHout SclEritES, latErally SuffuSEd witH StripES of dark Gray; SpiNNErEt ScutuM coMplEtE. LEGS: OraNGE; MEtatarSuS I aNd tarSuS I witHout cuSp ( FiG. 22 View Figure ); MEtatarSuS II SliGHtly ENlarGEd witH oNE vENtral cuSp; tarSuS II witHout cuSp ( FiG. 23 View Figure ). GENitalia: Palpal patElla witH SMall aNvil-SHapEd, vENtrally curvEd rEtrolatEral apopHySiS; palpal tibia witH oNE rEtrolatEral tricHobotHriuM; SMall Scoop-SHapEd rEtrolatEral apopHySiS ( FiG. 21 View Figure ). CyMbiuM cup-SHapEd, witHout ExtENSioN ( FiGS 20, 21 View Figure ). EMboluS SHort Not rEacHiNG tip of coNductor; coNductor traNSparENt, faiNtly ridGEd, SiNuouS, poiNtEd ( FiGS 20, 21, 21a View Figure ).

Female: UNkNowN.

Distribution. Ecuador: KNowN oNly froM tHE typE locality.

Natural History. THE oNly two MalES kNowN wErE collEctEd at 1,888M.

Remark. ONE SpEciMEN waS collEctEd wHilE collEctiNG a DipluridaE  wEb. It iS Not poSSiblE to dEtErMiNE if tHiS SpEciES iS a klEptoparaSitE SiNcE tHE SpEciMEN waS Not obSErvEd iN tHE wEb. THE SpEciMEN could HavE bEEN collEctEd wHilE collEctiNG dEbriS SurrouNdiNG tHE wEb.


Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador