Kiekie barrocolorado

Polotow, Daniele & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, Kiekie, a new Neotropical spider genus of Ctenidae (Cteninae, Araneae), Zootaxa 4531 (3), pp. 353-373: 367-368

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Kiekie barrocolorado

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Kiekie barrocolorado  new species

Figs 12View FIGURE 12 A–B, 15A

Type material. Male holotype from Panama, Canal Zone, Barro Colorado Island (9.15, -79.85), VI–VII.1936, A.M. Chickering coll., deposited in MCZ 79093View Materials.

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

Diagnosis. Males of Kiekie barrocolorado  ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 A–B) resemble those of K. garifuna  ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7 A–B) by the shape of embolus and conductor, but can be distinguished by the RTA position, which is distant from the apical border of the tibia, and the shape of the median apophysis, with a narrow and longer base.

Description. Male ( MCZ 79093View Materials). Total length 14.10. Carapace 7.60 long and 6.10 wide. Clypeus 0.30 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.22, ALE 0.20, PME 0.27, PLE 0.27. Leg measurements: I: femur 7.60/ patella 3.40/ tibia 6.70/ metatarsus 6.50/ tarsus 2.30/ total 26.50; II: 7.20/ 3.30/ 5.50/ 6.10/ 2.20/ 24.30; III: 6.40/ 2.80/ 5.40/ 5.90/ 2.00/ 22.50; IV: 7.70/ 3.10/ 7.50/ 8.80/ 2.50/ 29.60. Leg formula 4123. Leg spination: tibia I–II v2-2 -2-2-2, r1-1-0, p1-1-1-0, III–IV v2-2 -2, r1-1, p1-1; metatarsus I, 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. Palp ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 A–B): RTA with large base, perpendicular to the tibia and slightly curved forward;

embolus elongated and laminar, with a large base with a projection, narrowing in the middle to the tip; median apophysis oval and short; conductor with large base and apex, with a furrow that fit the tip of embolus.

Female. Unknown

Additional material examined. None.

Distribution. Panama, Canal Zone ( Fig. 15CView FIGURE 15).