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

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.1458814

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DB533B6F-A661-46C6-9118-AAF22D7C7B96

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D98E5A-193C-FF89-E3F2-FC3F7FA60ACC

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Plazi

scientific name

Anapis mariebertheae
status

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.

QCAZ

Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Anapidae

Genus

Anapis