Thymoites tabuleiro , Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2015

Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2015, On the spider genus Thymoites in the Neotropical Region (Araneae, Theridiidae): nine new species, complementary descriptions and new records, Zootaxa 3972 (2), pp. 181-207: 189

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3972.2.3

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scientific name

Thymoites tabuleiro
status

new species

Thymoites tabuleiro  new species

Figs. 21 –25View FIGURES 21 – 25, 86View FIGURES 86 – 89

Material examined. Holotype. BRAZIL: Santa Catarina, Paulo Lopes, Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro  , 27 ° 57 ’ 43 ”S, 48 ° 41 ’02”W, 10–20.I. 2003, Equipe Biota leg., 1 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166156). Paratype. BRAZIL: same data as the holotype, 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166176). Paratype. BRAZIL: same data as the holotype, 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166157).

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality.

Diagnosis. The male of Thymoites tabuleiro  new species is similar to T. cristal  new species ( Figs. 27, 28View FIGURES 26 – 30) by the shape of the carapace ( Figs. 22, 23View FIGURES 21 – 25) and the palp resembles that of T. villarricaensis Levi, 1964  (see Levi, 1964: fig. 39, 42), but differs from these species by the conductor shorter ( Fig. 21View FIGURES 21 – 25) and trajectory of the sperm duct in the tegulum ( Fig. 21View FIGURES 21 – 25). The female of Thymoites tabuleiro  new species is close to T. villarricaensis Levi, 1964  (see Levi, 1964: fig. 40, 41) by the long and not coiled copulatory duct ( Figs. 24, 25View FIGURES 21 – 25), but differs from it in the spermathecae more closer from each other ( Figs. 24, 25View FIGURES 21 – 25).

Description. Male holotype (from Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro  , IBSPAbout IBSP 166156): Total length 1.57. Carapace length 0.75, width 0.58. Clypeus height 0.16. Sternum length 0.25, width 0.37. Abdomen length 0.84, width 0.60, height 0.63. Leg formula I/II/IV/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 1.00/ 0.81 / 0.63 / 0.75; patellae + tibiae 1.05 / 0.81 / 0.58 / 0.79; metatarsi + tarsi 1.21 /1.00/ 0.69 / 0.86; total 3.26 / 2.62 / 1.90 / 2.40. Carapace ( Figs. 22, 23View FIGURES 21 – 25) yellow, with a long projection anteriorly, mainly AME, with longitudinal row setae. Eyes with dark borders. Eyes subequal. Sternum, endites, chelicerae, and labium yellow. Legs yellow, hairy. Abdomen ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 21 – 25) oval, pale yellow. Spinnerets yellow. Palp with slender embolus ( Fig. 21View FIGURES 21 – 25)

Female paratype (same locality as male, IBSPAbout IBSP 166176): Total length 1.86. Carapace length 0.67, width 0.54. Clypeus height 0.12. Sternum length 0.35, width 0.42. Abdomen length 1.05, width 0.90, height 0.92. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.94 / 0.73 / 0.52 / 0.75; patellae + tibiae 0.84 / 0.67 / 0.52 / 0.73; metatarsi + tarsi 1.02 / 0.77 / 0.67 / 0.79; total 2.80 / 2.17 / 1.71 / 2.27. Carapace yellow with longitudinal row setae. Eyes with dark borders. AME smaller than the other eyes. Sternum, endites, chelicerae, and labium yellow. Legs yellow, hairy. Abdomen oval, pale yellow. Spinnerets yellow. Epigynum with spermathecae oval and long and not coiled copulatory duct ( Figs. 24, 25View FIGURES 21 – 25).

Distribution. Brazil (Santa Catarina).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Thymoites