Kiekie curvipes ( Keyserling, 1881 )

Polotow, Daniele & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, Kiekie, a new Neotropical spider genus of Ctenidae (Cteninae, Araneae), Zootaxa 4531 (3), pp. 353-373: 358-360

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scientific name

Kiekie curvipes ( Keyserling, 1881 )
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new combination

Kiekie curvipes ( Keyserling, 1881)  new combination

Figs 3CView FIGURE 3, 6View FIGURE 6, 15AView FIGURE 15

Microctenus curvipes Keyserling, 1881: 579  , pl. 16, fig. 24 (male holotype from Panama, deposited in C.L. Koch personal collection, not examined, probably lost).

Ctenus curvipes: Simon 1897:107  , fig. 100; F.O. Pickard-Cambridge 1897: 86, pl. 3, figs 6a, 7e; Polotow & Brescovit 2014: 355, fig. 12C; World Spider Catalog 2018.

Ctenus incolans F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1900: 111  , pl. 7, figs 35–36 (female holotype from Guatemala, deposited in BMNH 1901.3.3.142–143, examined). World Spider Catalog 2018. New synonymy.

Diagnosis. Males of Kiekie curvipes  ( Fig. 6AView FIGURE 6) can be distinguished from the remaining species of the genus by the cylindrical and S-shaped RTA, positioned roughly in the middle of palpal tibia; the bimarginated, cup-shaped median apophysis and the round projection at the embolus base. Females can be distinguished by the absence of a hyaline area in the lateral field, close to the copulatory opening, which is present in the remaining species of the genus ( Fig. 6BView FIGURE 6).

Note. The species was identified by the original description and drawings.

Description. Male (CAS). Total length 16.20. Carapace 8.70 long and 7.10 wide. Clypeus 0.50 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.36, ALE 0.23, PME 0.44, PLE 0.45. Leg measurements: I: femur 9.20/ patella 3.30/ tibia 7.70/ metatarsus 7.90/ tarsus 3.10/ total 31.20; II: 8.10/ 3.50/ 7.40/ 7.30/ 2.80/ 29.10; III: 7.00/ 3.00/ 6.10/ 6.90/ 2.40/ 25.40; IV: 8.70/ 3.30/ 9.00/ 9.80/ 3.30/ 34.10. Leg spination: tibia II v2-2 -2-2-2, r1-1-0, p1-1-1-0, III–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 -2-2, r1-1, p1-1 ( Fig. 3CView FIGURE 3). Palp ( Fig. 6AView FIGURE 6): embolus elongated and laminar, with a large base, narrowing in the middle to the tip; median apophysis short and rounded in ventral view; conductor with narrow base and large apex, with a furrow that fit the tip of embolus.

Female (CAS). Total length 16.80. Carapace 8.30 long and 6.50 wide. Clypeus 0.50 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.30, ALE 0.23, PME 0.40, PLE 0.40. Legs measurements: I: femur 6.60/ patella 3.60/ tibia 6.40/ metatarsus 5.20/ tarsus 2.10/ total 23.90; II: 6.30/ 3.10/ 5.60/ 5.40/ 2.10/ 22.50; III: 5.60/ 2.70/ 4.20/ 5.10/ 1.70/ 19.30; IV: 6.70/ 3.00/ 6.70/ 8.00/ 2.10/ 26.50. Leg formula 4123. Leg spination: tibia I–II v2-2 -2-2-2, r0, p0, III–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. 6View FIGURE 6 B–C): median field subpentagonal; lateral fields completely sclerotized; lateral projections laminar; spermathecae divided in a large head and base with several round projections; fertilization ducts small.

Additional material examined. MEXICO. Chiapas: Palenque , ruins (17.50, -91.98), 1 male, 4.VII.1949, Goodnight coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  ; Chilón , Jet-J (17.06, -91.92), 1 female, 8.III.1945, T.C. Schneirla coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  ; Bonampok Road , 100 km SE Palenque (16.92, -91.22), 230 m. a.s.l., rainforest, 8–24.VII.1983, S. & J. Peck coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  ; Tabasco: Teapa (17.61, -92.95), 1 male, 1.VIII.1948, C. & M. Goodnight coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  ; Veracruz: 16 km S of San José del Carmen (17.72, -94.09), 1 male, 16.IV.1953, L. Irby Davis coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . GUATEMALA. Izabal: Quirigua Ruins (15.26, -89.04), 1 male, 12.X.1977, M. Bentzien coll. ( CASAbout CAS)  . HONDURAS. Copán: El Cedral (15.1, -88.68), 1 female, 8.III.1939 ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . NICARAGUA. Región Autonoma del  Atlantico Norte: Musawás, Waspuc River (14.15, -84.70), 2 females, 10–31.X.1955, B. Malkin coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . COSTA RICA. Heredia: 4 km SE Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Finca La Selva (10.42, -83.99), 3 males, 3 females, IX–X.1981, C.E. Griswold coll. ( CASAbout CAS)  ; 1 male, 1 female, 1–15.X.1981, C.E. Griswold coll. ( CASAbout CAS, drawing, photos and measurements)  ; Limón: Tortuguero National Park (10.43, -83.50), 2 males, 1 female, 17–23.IV.1983, D. Ubick coll. ( CASAbout CAS)  ; Penshurt , 10 km NW Cahuíta, humid forest with cacao (9.77, -82.90), 1 female, 13–15.IV.1983, D. Ubick coll. ( CASAbout CAS)  ; Puntarenas: Rincón (8.70, -83.48), 1 male, 20. VI.1984, S. Mead coll. ( CASAbout CAS)  ; Cartago: Turrialba (9.90, -83.67), 1 male, 10.III.1967, W. Peck coll. ( CASAbout CAS)  . PANAMA. Coclé: El Valle de Antón, Rio Antón (8.61, -80.12), 1 female, 31.I.1983, C.W. Myers coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  ; San José: Butler's Finca (9.3, -83.78), 1 male, 28.I.1976, Roth-Schroepfer coll. ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  .

Distribution. Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama ( Fig. 15AView FIGURE 15).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Ctenidae

Genus

Kiekie

Loc

Kiekie curvipes ( Keyserling, 1881 )

Polotow, Daniele & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2018

2018
Loc

Ctenus curvipes:

Polotow, D & Brescovit, A. D. 2014: 355Simon, E. 1897: 107
Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. 1897: 86

1897
Loc

Microctenus curvipes

Keyserling, E. 1881: 579

Loc

Ctenus incolans F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1900 : 111

Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. 1900: 111