Fernandezina andersoni

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: 420-422

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B6787B4-FFC3-8D70-D0D7-F8C1FC39C5AD

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Plazi

scientific name

Fernandezina andersoni
status

sp. n.

Fernandezina andersoni  sp. n. Cala-Riquelme & Agnarsson, 2018

( Figs 24–28 View Figure )

Type material. Male holotype from 2 km NE. of Santa María , Almarena, Boyacá, Colombia, 4.857988°N, 

73.262355°W, 6 December 2016, Andean forest leaf litter, L. R. Anderson, M.G. Branstetter (ICN-Ar10689). Paratypes: 1 male, 2 females and 1 juvenile, same data as holotype (ICN-Ar10690).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Males of Fernandezina andersoni  sp. n. can be distinguished from other congeners by presence of a thin embolus which is as long as the cymbium; and by the absence of a constricted neck on the palpal bulb ( Figs 26–27 View Figure ). Females can be distinguished from other congeners by the longer and wider receptacles ( Fig. 28 View Figure ).

Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of Dr. Robert Anderson, entomology research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa.

Description. Male (holotype, ICN-Ar10689): Total length 3.1. Carapace: reddish brown; 1.5 long, 1.05 wide

(at leg II), 0.8 high (at leg II). Posterior median eyes separated by almost 3.0 x their own diameter. Legs: orangeyellow, first legs slightly darker; femur 1.13 long, 0.40 wide. Abdomen: reddish-grey; 1.6 long, 1.2 wide; abdominal scute covering ca. 22% of dorsum. Palpal femur not thickened, 2.0 x longer than wide; tibia almost as long as wide; embolus 0.48 long, slightly longer than cymbium, thin and slightly curved ( Figs 26–27 View Figure ).

Female (paratype, ICN-Ar10690): Total length 3.4. Carapace: reddish brown; 1.5 long, 1.1 wide (at leg II), 0.7 high (at leg II). Posterior median eyes separated by almost 3.0 x their own diameter. Legs: orange-brown, first legs slightly darker; femur 1.25 long, 0.5 wide. Abdomen: yellowish-brown; 1.65 long; scute covering ca. 12% of dorsum. Internal genitalia with two large receptacles, 4.0 x wider distally than proximally ( Fig. 28 View Figure ).

Distribution. Known only from the type locality north-east of Santa María, Boyacá, Colombia.

Natural history. The holotype was found in leaf litter in Andean forest.