Otiothops chicaque

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: 416

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Otiothops chicaque
status

sp. n.

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

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Type material. Male holotype from Natural Reserve Chicaque , San Antonio de Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 4.6162489°N- 74.3521491°W, 12–15 October 2016, Andean forest leaf litter, F. Cala-Riquelme (ICN- AR10682)GoogleMaps  . Paratype: 1 female, same data as holotype except 24–28 February 2014, D. Garcias (ICN-AR10683).GoogleMaps 

Other material examined. COLOMBIA: Cundinamarca: 1 subadult female, same data as holotype (ICN- AR10684).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Males of Otiothops chicaque  sp. n. resemble those of species in the amazonicus  group by the morphology of the embolus ( Figs 8–11 View Figure ; see also Platnick 1975, figs 51–52), but can be distinguished by the embolus originating close to the middle of the bulb ( Figs 9–11 View Figure ). Females can be distinguished from other species by the shape of the median receptacles, which are 5.0 x longer than wide, contiguous, with proximal poreplates ( Fig. 12 View Figure ).

Etymology. The specific epithet is a noun in apposition referring to the type locality, Chicaque, San Antonio de Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Description. Male (holotype, ICN- AR10682): Total length 6.7. Carapace: 2.9 long, 2.2 wide (at leg II), 1.5 high (at leg II). Leg I: femur 1.95 long, 1.2 wide. Abdomen: 3.6 long, 2.0 wide, scute 0.3 long. Posterior median eyes separated by less than their own diameter. Palp: femur 0.75 long, 0.15 wide; patella 0.23 long, 0.20 wide; tibia 0.38 long, 0.30 wide; cymbium 0.58 long; embolus 0.35 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; embolus shorter than cymbium, with bifurcate, L-shaped, curved tip ( Figs 9–11 View Figure ).

Female (paratype, ICN- AR10683): Total length 6.4. Carapace: 2.8 long; 2.0 wide (at leg II), 1.2 high (at leg II). Leg I: femur 1.8 long, 0.9 wide. Abdomen: 3.6 long, 2.3 wide, scute 0.1 long. Posterior median eyes separated by their own diameter. Sclerotized portions of body dark orange; abdominal scute dark orange, unsclerotized portion of dorsal abdomen grey with light spots. Genitalia ( Fig. 12 View Figure ): receptacles 5.0 x longer than wide, basally joined; pedicel with posterior apodemes; poreplates proximal.

Distribution. Known from the type locality at Chicaque, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Natural history. The holotype and paratype were found in leaf litter in Andean forest.