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

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Otiothops vaupes

sp. n.

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

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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.


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