Thymoites puer ( Mello-Leitão, 1941 )

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: 195-198

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Thymoites puer ( Mello-Leitão, 1941 )
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Thymoites puer ( Mello-Leitão, 1941) 

Figs. 44 –46 View Figure , 86 View Figure

Theridion puer Mello-Leitão, 1941: 211  , fig. 15 (Female holotype from Guadalupe, Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina, deposited in Museu de la Plata, not examined).

Thymoites puer, Levi, 1964: 460  , figs. 25–26 (Transf.). Ibarra-Núñez, Maya-Morales & Chamé-Vázquez, 2011: 1186, fig. 5g.

Diagnosis. The male of Thymoites puer ( Mello-Leitão, 1941)  resembles that of T. pinheiral  new species in the form of the carapace, high and unmodified in ocular area ( Figs. 45, 46 View Figure ) and the shape of palp ( Fig. 44 View Figure ), but differs in conductor developed, trajectory of the sperm duct in the tegulum, the shape of embolus ( Fig. 44 View Figure ) and without setae between AME.

Description. Male (from Peru Velho, MCN 32482). Total length 1.79. Carapace length 0.75, width 0.65. Clypeus height 0.31. Sternum length 0.40, width 0.46. Abdomen length 1.08, width 0.86, height 0.84. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.94 / 0.79 / 0.62 / 0.86; patellae + tibiae 0.94 / 0.79 / 0.58 / 0.80; metatarsi + tarsi 1.08 / 0.85 / 0.66 / 0.81; total 2.96 / 2.43 / 1.96 / 2.47. Carapace ( Figs. 45, 46 View Figure ) yellow with median dark spots. Eyes with dark borders. AME smaller than the other eyes. Sternum, endites, chelicerae, and labium yellow. Legs pale yellow, except femur IV with posterior dark spots. Abdomen longer than wide, pale yellow with dark dots: two anterior and one posterior ( Fig. 45 View Figure ). Spinnerets pale yellow. Palp with conductor developed and the embolus curved ( Fig. 44 View Figure ).

Female. Described by Mello-Leitão (1941) and illustrated by Levi (1964: figs. 25, 26).

Remarks. Males and females were collected together.

Material examined. BRAZIL. Paraná: Santa Helena (Refúgio Biológico de Santa Helena, 24 ° 51 ’ 36 ”S; 54 ° 19 ’ 58 ”W), 12–16.XI. 1991, A. B. Bonaldo leg., 2 F (MCN 21690); Três Barras do Paraná (Foz do Córrego Três Barras, Rio Guarani, 25 ° 25 ’08”S; 53 ° 10 ’ 51 ”W), 20–26.II. 1993, A. B. Bonaldo leg., 1 F (MCN 23130); Capitão Leonidas Marques (Salto Caxias, Rio Iguaçú, 25 ° 28 ’ 44 ”S; 53 ° 36 ’ 50 ”W), 20–28.III. 1993, A. B. Bonaldo leg., 4 F (MCN 23748). Santa Catarina: Itá (Estrada Nova Teutônia, 27 º 11 '00''S, 52 º 29 '01''W), 01.II. 1996, A. B. Bonaldo, A. B. Kury & Rocha leg., 3 F (MCN 27140). Rio Grande do Sul: Santa Maria ( Peru Velho, 29 º 41 '03"S, 53 º 48 ' 25 "W), 12.VIII. 1998, C. Kotzian & L. Indrusiak leg., 1 M, 1 F (MCN 32482).

Distribution. Brazil (Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) and Argentina (Santa Fe).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Thymoites

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Thymoites puer ( Mello-Leitão, 1941 )

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

2015
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Thymoites puer

Ibarra-Nunez 2011: 1186Levi 1964: 460

2011
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Theridion puer Mello-Leitão, 1941 : 211

Mello-Leitao 1941: 211