Otiothops vaupes

Cala-Riquelme, Franklyn, Quijano-Cuervo, Luis, Sabogal-González, Alexander & Agnarsson, Ingi, 2018, New species of Otiothopinae (Araneae: Palpimanidae) from Colombia, Zootaxa 4442 (3), pp. 413-426: 419-420

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4442.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C67563CF-9545-4AF0-A3AA-366338BB7F1A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B6787B4-FFC2-8D7E-D0D7-FE09FB6DC660

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Otiothops vaupes
status

sp. n.

Otiothops vaupes  sp. n. Cala-Riquelme, Quijano-Cuervo & Agnarsson, 2018

( Figs 19–23 View Figure )

Type material. Male holotype from Lago Taraira, Taraira, Vaupés, Colombia, 0.564744°S- 69.6341099°W, 1 April 2004, tropical rainforest leaf litter, J. Pinzon ( MPUJ _ ENT0058647View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Paratype: 1 male, same data as holotype ( MPUJ _ ENT0058648.1View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Males of Otiothops vaupes  sp. n. resemble those of species in the typicus group by the greatly inflated palpal bulb ( Figs 20–23 View Figure ; see also Platnick 1975; Brescovit and Bonaldo 1993), but can be distinguished by the shape of the embolus, which is curved and widened close to the tip ( Figs. 20-23 View Figure ). Females are unknown.

Etymology. This specific epithet is a noun in apposition referring to the type locality from Vaupés, Colombia.

Description. Male (holotype, MPUJ _ ENTAbout ENT 0058647): Total length 5.8. Carapace: 2.7 long, 2.0 wide (at leg II), 1.2 high (at leg II). Leg I: femur 2.1 long, 1.0 wide. Abdomen: 2.8 long, 1.8 wide, scute 0.9 long. Posterior median eyes separated by less than their own diameter. Palp: femur 0.8 long, 0.3 wide; patella 0.25 long, 0.2 wide; tibia 0.37 long, 0.34 wide; cymbium 0.82 long; embolus 0.67 long. Sclerotized portions of body dark orange; abdominal scute and unsclerotized portion of dorsal abdomen orange-brown. Palpal femur not thickened; tibia longer than wide, considerably smaller than bulb; bulb inflated; embolus longer than bulb but shorter than cymbium, slightly curved with bifurcate tip ( Figs 20–23 View Figure ).

Distribution. Known only from the type locality at Taraira, Vaupés, Colombia.

Natural history. The holotype and paratype were found in leaf litter in tropical rainforest.

ENT

Ministry of Natural Resources