Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903

Martins, Pedro H. & Santos, Adalberto J., 2018, Morphology and taxonomy of the orb-weaving spider genus Mecynogea, and a peculiar species of Argiope (Araneae, Araneidae), Zootaxa 4415 (3), pp. 423-451: 438

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Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903
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Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903 

Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903: 25  (Female holotype from province of Goyaz [currently encompassing the Brazilian states of Goiás, Tocantins and parts of Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul], Brazil, in MNHN 21560, examined by photograph). Roewer 1942: 747; Bonnet 1957: 2745; World Spider Catalog 2017 (complete taxonomic citation history).

Remarks. Mecynogea bigibba  was described by Simon (1903) based on a specimen labelled just as “prov. Goyaz”. Although Levi (1997) interpreted the type locality as Goiânia (the capital of the Brazilian state of Goiás), this old locality name corresponds to the Brazilian states of Goiás, Tocantins and parts of the states of Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Distribution. This species is known mostly from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, in southern and southeastern Brazil, with only two doubtful records. The first refers to the holotype, a very old specimen with poor locality information. As mentioned above, it could have come from any of four Brazilian states, encompassing areas of humid forest and savannas (the Brazilian Cerrado). Regarding the other doubtful record (Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Levi 1997), we could not examine the specimen, but we suspect it could actually represent M. infelix  , which was considered a junior synonym of M. bigibba  by Levi (1997). The new records presented herein connect previous records in southern and southeastern Brazil and expands the species northern distribution range by about 1560 km ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Ceará: Quixadá, Serra do Estevão , estrada para Dom Maurício (4°55'32.6"S, 39°8'31.6"W), 482 m, 18.IV.2014, M.B. Silva & N. Saraiva leg., 1♀ ( UFMG 17348View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Quixadá, Serra do Urucu, Santuário Nossa Senhora (5°2'6"S, 39°0'38.2"W), 344 m, 19.IV.2014, M.B. Silva & N. Saraiva leg., 1♀ ( UFMG 17349View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Espírito Santo: Vitória, Morro Moscoso [20°19'0"S, 40°21'0"W], 129 m, X.1981, A. Serruti leg., 1♀ ( MNRJ 2332View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte, Estação Ecológica da UFMG [19°52'38"S, 43°58'16"W], 845 m, IX.2000, E.S.S. Álvares leg., 2♀ ( UFMG 19485View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Marliéria, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce [19°42'58.62"S, 42°44'1.69"W], 597 m, 15.II.2003, T. Rodrigues leg., 1♀ ( UFMG 1637View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo, Ilha de Cabo Frio [22°57'58"S, 42°1'40"W], 2.III.2001, E. Wienskoski leg., 2♂ 1♀ ( MZSP 61719View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Rio Grande do Sul: Derrubadas, Parque Estadual do Turvo , [27°13'13.56"S, 53°57'9.04"W], 312 m, 11–18.I.2002, Equipe Biota leg., 1♀ ( IBSP 96716View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Porto Alegre, Lomba do Pinheiro [30°7'0.87"S, 51°6'7.11"W], 106 m, 3.I.2005, A.D. Brescovit leg., 1♂ ( IBSP 48389View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Leopoldo [29°45'21.65"S 51° 8'57.79"W], 28.XI.1965, C. Valle leg., 2♂ 1♂ 4 juv. ( MZSP 4897View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Santa Catarina: Itapoá, Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Volta Velha (26°5'21.6"S, 48°38'24.2"W), 17.XII.2011, I.L.F. Magalhães et al. leg., 1♂ ( UFMG 10824View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Bento do Sul, Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais Rugendas (26°19'24.9"S, 49°18'26.4"W), 617 m, 13–20.XII.2011, I.L.F. Magalhães et al. leg., 1♂ 1♀ ( UFMG 11748View Materials)GoogleMaps  , Seara, Distrito de Nova Teutônia (27°7'49"S, 52°21'9"W), 687 m, 4.II.2008, M.O. Gonzaga & A.J. Santos leg., 1♀ ( UFMG 5543View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo: Botucatu, Fazenda Lageado, UNESP [22°50'20"S, 48°26'29"W], 712 m, 1.I.2003, E. Wienskoski leg., 1♀ ( MZSP 62599View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Botucatu, Vitoriana, Fazenda Goldfarm [22°44'14"S, 48°18'24"W], 566 m, 4.VIII.1987, I. Rinaldi leg., 1♀ (MZSP 61212); Cotia, Caucaia do Alto, Reserva do Morro Grande [23°43'53.63"S, 46°57'52.72"W], 971 m, 24.I.2000, A.M.F. Pacheco leg., 1♂ ( IBSP 36369View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ (IBSP 57052); 1♀ (IBSP 57053); 1♂ (IBSP 57054); 1♀ (IBSP 57055); 1♀ (IBSP 57056); 1♀ (IBSP 57057); 17.XII.2001, M. Silveira leg., 1♀ (IBSP 57058); 1♀ (IBSP 57059); Itapecerica da Serra [23°43'1"S, 46°50'57"W], 907 m, 19.XII.1980, D. Lourenço leg., 1♂ ( IBSP 19857View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Jundiaí, Parque Estadual da Serra do Japi [23°17'0"S, 46°59'0"W], 822 m, J. Sobjack leg., 1♂ ( UFMG 19488View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Nazaré Paulista [23°10'31.36"S, 46°22'54"W], 797 m, 30.I.2007, C.G. Peixoto leg., 1♀ ( IBSP 72046View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; Ribeirão Grande, Parque Estadual de Intervales [24°18'31.59"S, 48°16'24.92"W], 599 m, 7.I.2002, M.O. Gonzaga leg., 2♂ 1 juv. ( IBSP 58803View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 2002–2003, M.O. Gonzaga leg., 1♂ (IBSP 71732); São Caetano do Sul, Espaço Verde Chico Mendes [23°37'54.54"S, 46°34'18.93"W], 756 m, 2004, A. Macedo leg., 2♀ ( IBSP 75127View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo [23°32'51"S, 46°38'10"W], 732 m, 10.I.1985, Equipe IBSP leg., 1♂ ( IBSP 4524View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo, Campus USP, Reserva Florestal Cuaso [23°33'41.04"S, 46°43'50.84"W], 742 m, 1.II.2001, J. Império leg., 1♀ ( IBSP 32898View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo, Campus IBSP [23°33'58.8"S, 46°43'7.06"W], 751 m, XII.1994, A.D. Brescovit leg., 1♂ ( IBSP 6123View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo, Jardim Zoológico [23°39'7.2"S, 46°37'13.96"W], 804 m, I.1990, R. Bertani leg., 1♀ ( IBSP 4277View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

USP

University of the South Pacific

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Araneidae

Genus

Mecynogea

Loc

Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903

Martins, Pedro H. & Santos, Adalberto J. 2018
2018
Loc

Mecynogea bigibba

Simon, 1903 : 25
Roewer 1942 : 747
Bonnet 1957 : 2745