Thymoites murici , 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: 182-184

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

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scientific name

Thymoites murici
status

new species

Thymoites murici  new species

Figs. 1 –4View FIGURES 1 – 4, 86View FIGURES 86 – 89

Material examined. Holotype. BRAZIL: Alagoas, Murici  , Estação Ecológica de Murici  , 9 ° 15 ’S; 35 ° 51 ’W, 13– 22.IX. 2003, Equipe Biota leg., 1 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166147). Paratype. BRAZIL:, same data as the holotype, 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166148).

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

Diagnosis. The male of Thymoites murici  n. sp. resembles that of T. cravilus Marques & Buckup  (see Marques & Buckup, 1992: figs. 1–4) by the shape of the carapace modified in ocular area ( Figs. 2, 3View FIGURES 1 – 4), but differs in the pattern and shape of the carapace in lateral view ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 4), in the trajectory of the sperm duct in the tegulum ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 4) and tegulum without apical projection. The female of Thymoites murici  n. sp. is close to T. cravilus  (see Marques & Buckup, 1992: figs. 5, 6) by the long coiled copulatory duct, but differs from it in the wider copulatory opening and more separated from each other ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 4).

Description. Male holotype (from Estação Ecológica de Murici  , IBSPAbout IBSP 166147): Total length 1.30. Carapace length 0.60, width 0.48. Clypeus height 0.18. Sternum length 0.27, width 0.37. Abdomen length 0.73, width 0.56, height 0.56. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.63 / 0.44 / 0.18 / 0.48; patellae + tibiae 0.56 / 0.46 / 0.37 / 0.50; metatarsi + tarsi 0.69 / 0.52 / 0.39 / 0.54; total 1.88 / 1.42 / 1.07 / 1.52. Carapace high, yellow. Eye region ( Figs. 2, 3View FIGURES 1 – 4) with transverse groove between the median eyes. Eyes with dark borders. AME bigger than the other eyes. Clypeus with setae below AME. Sternum, chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. Setae present at ocular area and in the middle portion of carapace. Legs brown, except coxae and femur pale yellow. Leg III all pale yellow. Abdomen ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 4) subcircular, pale yellow. Spinnerets yellow.

Female paratype (same locality as male, IBSPAbout IBSP 166148): Total length 1.23. Carapace length 0.56, width 0.50. Clypeus height 0.14. Sternum length 0.31, width 0.31. Abdomen length 0.67, width 0.65, height 0.71. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.65 / 0.50 / 0.46 / 0.52; patellae + tibiae 0.58 / 0.46 / 0.42 / 0.54; metatarsi + tarsi 0.67 / 0.42 / 0.46 / 0.56; total 1.90 / 1.38 / 1.34 / 1.62. Carapace high, yellow. Eye region without transverse groove between the median eyes. Eyes as in male. Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. Sternum yellow. Setae present at ocular area and in the middle portion of carapace. Legs brown, except coxae and femur pale yellow. Leg III all pale yellow. Abdomen pale yellow. Spinnerets yellow.

Distribution. Brazil (Alagoas).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Thymoites