Loxosceles vallenar

Brescovit, Antonio D., Taucare-Ríos, Andrés, Magalhaes, Ivan L. F. & Santos, Adalberto J., 2017, On Chilean Loxosceles (Araneae: Sicariidae): first description of the males of L. surca and L. coquimbo, new records of L. laeta and three remarkable new species from coastal deserts, European Journal of Taxonomy 388, pp. 1-20: 14-16

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.388

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C3AAF160-148A-483A-8976-7391C4754F29

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Loxosceles vallenar
status

sp.nov.

Loxosceles vallenar  sp.nov.

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Figs 8E View Figure , 10 View Figure

Diagnosis

Females of Loxosceles vallenar  sp. nov. can be distinguished from other Chilean species by the spermathecae with large base and slender, curved receptacles ( Fig. 8E View Figure ).

Etymology

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

Type material

Holotype

CHILE: ♀, III Región de Atacama: Huasco, Vallenar, 3 km S of Vallenar , 28.56667 S, 70.75 W, 460 m a.s.l., in scrubby mountain-side, under rocks, 7 Jan. 1985, N. Platnick and O. Francke leg. ( AMNHAbout AMNH).

Description

Male

Unknown.

Female (holotype, AMNH)

Carapace anteriorly and laterally orange, posteriorly yellow, lacking the dark-coloured violin-shaped median band. Chelicerae red brown. Endites and labium orange. Sternum, legs and coxae, femur and patella of palps yellow. Palpal tibia and tarsus red brown. Opisthosoma uniformly grey. Total length 6.0. Carapace 2.2 long, 1.6 wide. Clypeus 0.25 high. Eye diameters: ALE 0.1, PME 0.12, PLE 0.1. Sternum 1.2 long, 0.9 wide. Leg I: femur 2.1, patella 0.6, tibia 2, metatarsus 1.8, tarsus 0.7, total 7.2. II: 2.2, 0.6, 2.0, 1.8, 0.7, 7.3. III: 1.9, 0.6, 1.5, 1.6, 0.5, 6.1. IV: 2.3, 0.7, 2.2, 2.1, 0.7, 8.0. Leg formula 4213. Palp tarsus 0.7 long, enlarged. Spermathecae with oval receptacle ( Fig. 8E View Figure ).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in the Atacama Region, Chile ( Fig. 10 View Figure ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History