Stenoterommata leticiae , Indicatti, Rafael P., Chavari, João L., Zucatelli-Júnior, Maurílio, Lucas, Sylvia M. & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2017

Indicatti, Rafael P., Chavari, João L., Zucatelli-Júnior, Maurílio, Lucas, Sylvia M. & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2017, Six new species of silk-lined burrow spider genus Stenoterommata Holmberg, 1881 (Araneae, Nemesiidae) from southern Brazil, Zootaxa 4254 (4), pp. 435-456: 444-447

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4254.4.2

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Stenoterommata leticiae
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sp. nov.

Stenoterommata leticiae  sp. nov.

( Figs 5View FIGURES 1 – 6, 44–48View FIGURES 41 – 48)

Types. Male holotype from Parque Unipraias, Morro da Aguada , 240 m asl, 27°00’08.39’’S, 48°35’49.66’’W, Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brazil, vi.2009GoogleMaps  – v.2010, M. Zucatelli Júnior coll. (IBSP 166078). Paratypes: Parque Nacional da Serra do Itajaí, Setor Nascentes, ca. 350 m asl, 27°03’13.49’’S, 49°05’09.22’’W, Blumenau , Santa Catarina, Brazil, 14–20.i.2013, R.P. Indicatti & B. Gambaré coll., 1 female ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166083View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 27.vi – 07.vii.2014, R.P. Indicatti & B. Gambaré coll., 4 females ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166201View Materials; 166202; MZSPAbout MZSP 71754View Materials; FURBAbout FURB CH 687); Área de Relevante Interesse Ecológico do Salto, ca  . 100 m asl, 26°53’14.4’’S, 49°06’10.6’’W, Blumenau , Santa Catarina, Brazil, 16.vii.2016, pitfall traps, B.G. Alves coll., 1 male ( FURBAbout FURB CH1224).GoogleMaps 

Additional material examined. BRAZIL, Santa Catarina: Blumenau (Parque Nacional da Serra do Itajaí, Setor Nascentes , ca. 350 m asl, 27°03’13.49’’S, 49°05’09.22’’W), 27.vi –07.vii.2014, R.P. Indicatti & B. Gambaré coll., 12 females ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166203–166210View Materials).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Males of S. leticiae  sp. nov. resemble those of S. pavesii  sp. nov. and S. gugai  sp. nov. by the long embolus with thickened subapical area, but can be distinguished from them by the straighter apical end and by lacking a diagonal embolic tip ( Figs 44–46View FIGURES 41 – 48). Females resemble those of S. gugai  sp. nov. by the spermathecal base anteriorly developed, covering the basal dome ( Figs 47, 48View FIGURES 41 – 48), but can be distinguished by the presence of an anterior projection where a receptaculum originate ( Figs 47, 48View FIGURES 41 – 48), and the abdomen without discernible dorsal chevrons ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 6).

Etymology. The specific name is a patronym in honor of Leticia Muraro Zucatelli, wife of the third author.

Description. Male (holotype). Color pattern in ethanol: carapace and legs reddish brown. Body with light pubescence, covered with golden setae. Abdomen dorsally brown with yellowish brown mottling, one large on anterior and other symmetrical along dorsum with no discernible chevron, and ventrally yellowish-brown, with four small posterior median spots group. Total length 15.52. Carapace 6.40 long, 5.22 wide, with short and procurved fovea. Abdomen 6.72 long, 3.70 wide. Thoracic region slightly raised. Clypeus narrow, 0.15. Eye tubercle weakly elevated, wider than long. Anterior eye row slightly procurved, posterior slightly recurved. Eye sizes: AME 0.40, ALE 0.30, PME 0.18 and PLE 0.26. Chelicerae with nine teeth in prolateral row, with ca. 30 basal smaller teeth and rastellum weak, formed by long thin setae. Intercheliceral tumescence large, pale yellow covered with few setae. Labium 0.40 long, 1.10 wide, with five cuspules. Maxillae with ca. 60 blunt cuspules on internal basal angle. Serrula developed. Sternum oval 3.20 long, 2.20 wide. Sternal sigilla small, granulate, marginal: anterior and median rounded, posterior oval-elongated, twice the size of anterior, away from margin by ca. 1/3 length. Palp: measurements: femur 3.11/ patella 1.50/ tibia 2.42/ cymbium 0.98/ total 8.01; spination: femur d0-0-1-1-2, tibia r1ap. Legs: measurements: I: femur 5.52/ patella 3.20/ tibia 4.50/ metatarsus 4.81/ tarsus 3.40/ total 21.43; II: 5.40/ 2.60/ 4.31/ 4.12/ 3.31/ 19.74; III: 4.60/ 2.21/ 3.31/ 4.40/ 2.12/ 16.64; IV: 6.21/ 2.40/ 5.50/ 6.32/ 3.01/ 23.45; spination: I: femur d1-1-1-0-1-1-1-2-1p, patella 0, tibia v1 r-0-2-(1r megaspine), p0-0-1-0, metatarsus v1 r-1r-0-0-1ap, p0-1-0-1, 0-0-1-0; II: femur d0-2p-1r-0-2-2-0, patella 0, tibia v1 p-1r-0-1r-1p-0-3ap, p0-1-0-1-0, metatarsus v0-1r-0-1r-0-0-2ap, p1-0-1-0-0-1, r0-0-1-0; III: femur d1p-2-2-2-0, patella p0-1-1-1, r0-0-1-0, tibia d0- 0-1-0, v2 -0-2-0-0-2ap, p0-1-0-1-0, r0-1-0-1-0, metatarsus d1r-0-1p-1p-0-0-2, v0-2-0-0-3ap, p1-0-0-1, r0-1-1-0-0; IV: femur d0-1-1-1p-1-2-2p, patella r0-0-1-0, tibia v2 -0-2-0-2ap, p0-1-0-1-0, r0-1-0-1-0, metatarsus d0-1p-1p-1r- 1p-0-0-2, v0-0-1p-2-0-1p-0-2-1p-3ap, r1-0-0-1-0-0-0. Metatarsal preening combs: III: 4VP, 4VR; IV: 3VP, 4VR. Tarsi I –IV flexible. Scopulae on tarsi I, II dense and symmetric, III, IV light. Scopulae on tarsi I, II undivided, III, IV divided by thin setae: III by six rows, IV by 10 rows. Scopulae on 1/5 of metatarsi I, II divided by five rows of setae, III, IV absent. STCAbout STC large with double row of teeth: I –IV: 5–6. ITCAbout ITC on left tarsus IV and III, IV on right tarsi. Trichobothria and tarsal organ as in S. pavesii  sp. nov. Four spinnerets: PLS: basal segment 1.10, median segment 0.80, apical segment triangular, 0.68 long. Spigots as in S. pavesii  sp. nov. Palp: cymbium with thin setae, resembling tarsal scopulae setae; tibia long, narrow ( Figs 44, 46View FIGURES 41 – 48) and with shallow ventral excavation ( Figs 44, 46View FIGURES 41 – 48); tibial excavation and basal region of tegulum ( Fig. 45View FIGURES 41 – 48) with weak grooves, suggesting possible stridulatory apparatus; bulb piriform with five parallel keels ( Figs 45, 46View FIGURES 41 – 48).

Female (paratype IBSPAbout IBSP 166201). Color pattern in ethanol and in living specimen as in male ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 6). Total length 19.67. Carapace 6.98 long, 5.78 wide, with short and procurved fovea ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 6). Abdomen 9.51 long, 5.30 wide. Thoracic region slightly raised. Clypeus narrow, 0.30 ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 6). Eye tubercle weakly elevated, wider than long. Anterior eye row procurved, posterior recurved. Eye sizes: AME 0.35, ALE 0.37, PME 0.22 and PLE 0.30. Chelicerae with eight teeth in prolateral row, with ca. 50 basal smaller teeth and rastellum weak, formed by long thin setae. Labium 0.75 long, 1.30 wide, with two cuspules. Maxillae with ca. 80 blunt cuspules on internal basal angle. Serrula absent. Sternum oval 3.84 long, 3.61 wide. Sternal sigilla as in male. Palp: measurements: femur 3.80/ patella 2.00/ tibia 2.41/ tarsus 2.30/ total 10.51; spination: tibia v0-0-2, p0-1-0, tarsus v1 r-0-0-0. Legs: measurements: I: femur 5.41/ patella 3.50/ tibia 4.01/ metatarsus 3.40/ tarsus 2.11/ total 18.43; II: 4.82/ 3.20/ 3.30/ 2.82/ 2.10/ 16.24; III: 4.09/ 2.50/ 2.60/ 3.51/ 2.00/ 14.70; IV: 5.61/ 3.20/ 4.31/ 5.11/ 2.00/ 20.23; spination: I: metatarsus v0-1r-0-1ap; II: tibia p0-1r-1r-1r-2ap, metatarsus v0-1r-1r-2ap, p0-1-0; III: patella p0-1-1-1, tibia d0-0- 1-0, v0-1-0-2ap, p1-1-0, r0-1-0, metatarsus d1r-2-0-2-0-2, v0-2-0-2-0-3ap, p0-1-0-1-0-1-0, r0-0-1; IV: tibia v0-0- 2ap, r0-1-0-1-0, metatarsus d0-2-0-2-0-2, v0-2-0-1p-0-2-0-3ap, p0-1-0-1-0-1-0. Metatarsal preening combs: II: 6VP; III: 4VP, 6VR; IV: 2VP, 5VR. Tarsi I, II not flexible, rigid and III, IV flexible. Scopulae on tarsi I, II dense and symmetric, III, IV light. Scopulae on tarsi I undivided, II –IV divided by thicker setae: II by one row, III by six rows and IV by 10 rows. Scopulae on full length of metatarsi I, II, absent on III, IV. STCAbout STC large with double row of teeth: I: 4, 5, 5, 5; II: 5, 6, 5, 5; III: 4, 5, 5, 3; IV: 3, 5, 5, 4. ITCAbout ITC on tarsus IV. Palpal claw with four teeth on promargin. Trichobothria and tarsal organ as in S. pavesii  sp. nov. Four spinnerets: PLS: basal segment 0.90, median segment 0.70, apical segment triangular 0.65 long. Spigots as in S. pavesii  sp. nov. Spermathecae with posterior diagonally-elongated basal dome with 3–4 receptacula on each side ( Figs 47, 48View FIGURES 41 – 48).

Variation. Males (n=2): total length 12.24–15.52; carapace 5.58–6.40 long; maxillae with 58–60 cuspules. Females (n=10): total length 13.80–20.20; carapace 5.90–7.70 long; maxillae with 68–80 cuspules.

Distribution. Southern Brazil, state of Santa Catarina.

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

FURB

Universidade Regional de Blumenau

STC

Sichuan Teacher's College

ITC

International Transit Centre