Kiekie sarapiqui

Polotow, Daniele & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, Kiekie, a new Neotropical spider genus of Ctenidae (Cteninae, Araneae), Zootaxa 4531 (3), pp. 353-373: 362-364

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Kiekie sarapiqui

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Kiekie sarapiqui  new species

Figs 3AView FIGURE 3, 8View FIGURE 8, 15BView FIGURE 15

Type material. Male holotype from Costa Rica, Heredia Province, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí (10.45, -84.01), 4.VIII.1965, F. Coyle coll., deposited in MCZ 79099View Materials. Female paratype from Costa Rica, Heredia Province, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí (10.45, -84.01), 2.I.1991, P.R. Graig coll., deposited in CAS.

Etymology. The species name is a toponym in apposition referring to the type locality.

Diagnosis. Males of Kiekie sarapiqui  ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 A–B) resemble those of K. sinuatipes  ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 A–B) by the shape of the embolus and RTA, but can be distinguished by the shorter and wider median apophysis and narrower conductor. Females of Kiekie sarapiqui  ( Fig. 8CView FIGURE 8) also resemble those of K. sinuatipes  ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5), but can be distinguished by the shape of the epigynum, with longer median field and shorter lateral projection of the lateral fields. Internally, the copulatory ducts of Kiekie sarapiqui  ( Fig. 8DView FIGURE 8) fold over itself before they connect to the spermathecae, while in K. sinuatipes  ( Fig. 5DView FIGURE 5) they exhibit a twist, not covering the spermathecae.

Description. Male ( MCZ 79099View Materials). Total length 22.60. Carapace 11.40 long and 9.00 wide. Clypeus 0.30 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.35, ALE 0.32, PME 0.37, PLE 0.37. Leg measurements: I: absent; II: femur 14.50/ patella 5.60/ tibia 14.80/ metatarsus 13.00/ tarsus 3.90/ total 51.80; III: 12.70/ 4.70/ 11.50/ 13.20/ 3.80/ 45.90; IV: 15.30/ 4.90/ 14.70/ 17.20/ 4.50/ 56.60. Leg spination: tibia II v2-2 -2-2-2, r1-1-0, p1-1-1-0, III and IV v2-2 -2, r1-1, p1-1; metatarsus II v2-2 -2, r1-1-0, p-1-1-0, III v2-2 -2, r1-1-1, p1-1-1, IV v2-1 -1-2, r1-1, p1-1 ( Fig. 3AView FIGURE 3). Palp ( Figs 8View FIGURE 8 A– B): RTA spine-shaped, slightly curved forward; embolus elongated and laminar, with a large base, narrowing in the middle to the tip; conductor with narrow base and large apex, covering the tip of embolus.

Female (CAS). Total length 19.60. Carapace 10.00 long and 5.90 wide. Clypeus 0.50 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.30, ALE 0.25, PME 0.40, PLE 0.40. Legs measurements: I: femur 8.10/ patella 3.90/ tibia 7.50/ metatarsus 6.40/ tarsus 2.20/ total 28.10; II: 7.60/ 3.90/ 6.40/ 6.00/ 2.40/ 26.30; III: 6.60/ 3.20/ 5.20/ 5.70/ 2.20/ 22.90; IV: 8.40/ 3.50/ 7.90/ 9.00/ 2.70/ 31.50. Leg formula 4123. Leg spination: tibia I and II v2-2 -2-2-2, r0, p0, III and IV v2- 2 -2, r1-1, p1-1; metatarsus I, II v2-2 -2, r0, p0, III v2-2 -2, r1-1, p1-1, IV v1-1 -1-2-2, r1-1, p1-1. Epigynum ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 C–D): median field subpentagonal; lateral fields with large hyaline projection; lateral projections elongated; copulatory ducts laminar and elongated, with one loop; spermathecae bean-shaped and elongated; fertilization ducts small.

Additional material examined. None.

Distribution. Costa Rica, Heredia Province ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15).