Thymoites bocaina , 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: 184

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

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scientific name

Thymoites bocaina
status

new species

Thymoites bocaina  new species

Figs. 5 –9 View Figure , 88 View Figure

Material examined. Holotype. BRAZIL: São Paulo, São José do Barreiro, Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina  , 22 ° 43 ’S; 44 ° 36 ’W, 28.IV–03.V. 2002, Equipe Biota leg., 1 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166149). Paratype. BRAZIL: Same data as the holotype, 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166150). Paratype. BRAZIL: Same data as the holotype, 1 F (MCN 49759). Paratype. BRAZIL: São Paulo, Guarulhos, Cabuçu, Parque Estadual da Cantareira, 23 ° 24 ’15,1”S; 46 ° 31 ’59,7”W, 16– 22.VII. 2001, Equipe Biota leg., 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166151).

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

Diagnosis. The male of Thymoites bocaina  n. sp. resembles that of T. villarricaensis Levi  (see Levi, 1964: figs. 39, 42) in the shape of the carapace, high and unmodified in ocular area ( Figs. 6, 7 View Figure ), but differs in the carapace by presence of two setae between the anterior median eyes; in the trajectory of the sperm duct in the tegulum ( Fig. 5 View Figure ), conductor pointed and tibia of palp not elevated ( Fig. 5 View Figure ). The female of T. bocaina  n. sp. is close to T. villarricaensis Levi  (see Levi, 1964: figs. 40, 41), by the long and not coiled copulatory duct ( Figs. 8, 9 View Figure ), but differs by the larger spermathecae and more distant from each other ( Fig. 9 View Figure ).

Description. Male holotype (from Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina  , IBSPAbout IBSP 166149): Total length 1.65. Carapace length 0.77, width 0.58. Clypeus height 0.18. Sternum length 0.34, width 0.42. Abdomen length 0.84, width 0.75, height 0.79. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.84 / 0.71 / 0.52 / 0.67; patellae + tibiae 0.81 / 0.63 / 0.50 / 0.73; metatarsi + tarsi 0.86 / 0.65 / 0.58 / 0.73; total 2.51 / 1.99 / 1.67 / 2.13. Carapace ( Fig. 6 View Figure ) yellow, darker anteriorly, high, projecting in eye region. Two setae between the anterior median eyes ( Figs. 6, 7 View Figure ). Eyes with dark borders. AME smaller than the other eyes. Sternum, endites, chelicerae, and labium yellow. Legs yellow, except femur, tibia and metatarsi IV brown. Abdomen ( Fig. 6 View Figure ) longer than wide, pale yellow. Spinnerets pale yellow.

Female paratype (same locality as male, IBSPAbout IBSP 166151): Total length 1.67. Carapace length 0.69, width 0.58. Clypeus height 0.16. Sternum length 0.33, width 0.44. Abdomen length 1.00, width 0.86, height 0.86. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.73 / 0.63 / 0.42 / 0.65; patellae + tibiae 0.71 / 0.52 / 0.46 / 0.63; metatarsi + tarsi 0.86 / 0.71 / 0.54 / 0.71; total 2.30 / 1.86 / 1.42 / 1.99. Carapace yellow, darker anteriorly. Eyes as in male. Sternum, endites and chelicerae yellow. Labium pale yellow. Legs yellow, except femur, tibia and metatarsi IV brown. Abdomen longer than wide, pale yellow, dorsally with dark spot. Spinnerets yellow. Epigynum with curved fertilization ducts ( Fig. 9 View Figure ).

Distribution. Brazil (São Paulo).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Thymoites