Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, A revision of the Neotropical spider genus Nops MacLeay (Araneae: Caponiidae) with the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the Nopinae genera, Zootaxa 4427 (1), pp. 1-121: 37-38

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Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839
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Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839  

Figures 1A‒E View FIGURE 1 ; 2A‒I; 3A‒B; 4A, C; 5A‒B, D; 20A‒J; 21A‒L; 22A‒L; 23A‒L.

Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839: 3   , pl. 1, fig. 1. Female syntype from Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba, (depository unknown, not examined). Walckenaer, 1842: 442. Lucas, 1857: 27. Banks, 1909: 167. Hasselt, 1887: 85, pl. 6, fig. 7. Franganillo, 1936: 38. Bryant, 1940: 271, figs 12, 16. Male ¨ allotype ¨ from Isla de Pinos (= Isla de la Juventud), Cuba, 1918, Barbour & Brooks ( MCZ 128568; examined). Alayo, 1957: 9. Chickering, 1967: 11, figs 9–10. Alayón, 1977: 4, fig. 2a–b. Heimer, 1990: 3, fig. 3. Sánchez– Ruiz, 2004: 96, fig. 3.

Nops olivaceus Franganillo, 1931: 287   . Three syntypes from Guanabacoa, Santiago de Las Vegas and Ingenio Nela, Cuba, sex not specified (depository unknown, not examined). Synonymized by Franganillo, 1936: 38.

Remarks. Females syntypes were not found. MacLeay (1839): p. 4 offered to exchange his specimens of Nops guanabacoae   by specimens of Artema Walckenaer   and/or Tessarops Rafinesque   , suggesting that the caponiid specimens were sent away in the 19th century. Thus, syntypes probably are disperse or lost. Male and female specimens from several localities in the main island of the Cuban archipelago are conspecific with the male ¨ allotype ¨ described by Bryant (1940) and the female described by Alayόn (1986). The species also occurs in Bahamas (new record).

Additional material examined. BAHAMAS: Andros Island: Pigeon cay, 1‒6.v.1994, R.S. Anderson, 1♂ 3 immatures ( AMNH)   . South Bimini: v.1951, W.J. Gertsch & M.A. Cazier, 1♀ 7 immatures ( AMNH)   . vi.1951, M.A. Cazier & P. Vaurie, 1♀ (AMNH). CUBA: Pinar del Río: Cueva de las Perlas , 18.v.1998, A. Fong. 1♀ ( BSC 523 View Materials )   . Viñales National Park, near Dos Hermanas (22°37′16.99′′N, 83°43′33.40′′W), iii‒iv.2012, CarBio team 1♀ 1 immature ( USNM) GoogleMaps   . Viñales , 19.iv.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ 1 immature ( BSC 611 View Materials )   . Isla de la Juventud, Nueva Gerona, Loma de Guanábana (21°51′16″N, 82°46′21″W), iii.1976, L.R. Hernández 1♀ (IES). Sabana Llana, Luis Lazo, vii.1969, G. Alayόn & L.F. Acosta, 1♀ (MNHNCu) GoogleMaps   . Habana: (no more data), 1 immature ( USNM). Finca San Miguel, El Cangui , iii.1976, L.R. Hernandez, 1 immature (IES)   . La Habana: Cojimar (23°09′47″N, 82°17′38″W), 6.ix.1951, M.L. Jaume, 1 immature (IES). Santiago de las Vegas, N. Banks, 1♀ ( MCZ128571 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . San Antonio de los Baños , 21.iii.1915, Barbour & Brooks, 1♀ ( MCZ 128569 View Materials )   . Matanzas: Campismo Bacunayagua (23°08′35″N, 81°40′27″W), 7.x.1999, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 572 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Cienfuegos: Belmonte , 17.ii.1920, W. Goldring, 1♀ ( AMNH)   . Soledad Quarry , 4‒13.viii.1931, L. G. Worley, 1♂ 2♀ 3 immatures ( MCZ 128573 View Materials )   . Soledad , 25.vi.1925, G Salt, 1 immature ( MCZ 128572 View Materials )   . Ditto , 10.viii.1931, L. G. Worley, 2♀ ( MCZ 128574 View Materials )   . Ditto , 1‒11.viii.1934, P.J. Darlington, 1♀ 1 immature ( MCZ 128570 View Materials )   . Ditto , viii.1931, 1 ♀ ( AMNH)   . Juraguá, Castillo de Jagua , 3.ii.1973, L.R. Hernández, 1♀ 1 immature (IES)   . Camagüey: Loma de la Caridad, Sierra de Cubitas, 15.vi.1984, L.F. de Armas, 1♀ (MNHNCu). Yaguajay, Minas, 16.iv.1976, L.F. Armas, 1♀ (IES). Reserva Ecolόgica Limones Tuabaquey, Sierra de Cubitas   , 2.ii.2009, Y. Martínez, 3♀ ( CIMAC). Reserva Ecolόgica Limones Tuabaquey (21°34′59′′N, 77°45′5′′W), Sierra de Cubitas GoogleMaps   , 14.ii.2009, A. Sánchez‒Ruiz, 3 immatures (CIMAC). Villa Clara: Cayo Conuco, Caibarien, 20.ii.2006, T. M. Rodríguez, 1♀ ( BSC 534 View Materials )   . Punta Bravo, Caibarien, 16.v.2006, R. Teruel & T.M. Rodríguez, 1 immature (BSC 569). Las Güiras , Santa Clara, 18.xii.2007, N. Gόmez, 1♀ ( BSC 519 View Materials )   . Presa Ochoa y Ochoita , Santa Clara, 26.v.2006, R. Teruel, 1♂ ( BSC 501 View Materials )   . Presa Ochoa , Santa Clara, 26.v.2006, R. Teruel, 2♂ 3♀ ( BSC 531 View Materials )   . El Copey, Placetas , 1.vi.2009, R. Teruel. 3♂ 7♀ ( BSC 527 View Materials )   . Ditto , 1.vi.2009, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 529 View Materials )   . Ditto , 15.v.2006, R. Teruel & T.M. Rodríguez, 1♀ 2 immatures ( BSC 568 View Materials )   . Ciego de Ávila: Sabanas de San Felipe, Florencia , 26.v.2006, R. Teruel & T.M. Rodríguez, 8♀ ( BSC 615 View Materials )   . Entrada del Hotel TRYP, Cayo Coco , 29.v.2001, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ immature ( BSC 577 View Materials )   . Turiguanό, vii.1977, L.F. de Armas, 2♀ (MNHNCu). Santi Spiritus: 6 km. Al Sur de Yaguajay   , v.1978, L.F. Armas, 1♀ (IES). Monumento a Adalberto Delgado, Trinidad   , 20.v.2006, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 558 View Materials ). Márgenes del Río Guaurabo   , Trinidad, 20.v.2007, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ immature ( BSC 570 View Materials )   . Las Tunas: Guanabani, Amancio, viii.1978, L.R. Hernández, 2♀ 1 immature (IES). Puerto Manatí , 2.xii.1981, L.F. Armas, 1♀ ( BSC 585 View Materials )   . Sabalo, Jobabo, 9.iii.2003, A. Sánchez & R. Teruel, 2♀ 29 immatures (BSC 554). Holguín: Centeno, Pueblo Nuevo, Moa, 20.x.2001, R. Teruel, 1♀ immature ( BSC 584 View Materials )   . Cayo Saetia, Mayari (20°46′31″N, 75°34′26″W), L.F. de Armas, 1♂ (MNHNCu). Centeno, Pueblo Nuevo, Moa, 27.ix.2005, R. Teruel, 2♀ 1 immature (BSC 525). Aguas Claras , 23.i.1995, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 571 View Materials )   . Pinares de Mayarí , 30.iv.1997, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 564 View Materials )   . Cañada amarilla, Sagua de Tánamo , 10.xi.2004, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 3♀ ( BSC 556 View Materials )   . Cerro Las Tinajitas, Rafael Freyre, 18.vi.2001, R. Teruel, 1♀ (BSC 562). Granma: Alegría de Pío, Niquero (20°02′N, 77°35′W), 4.iii.2002, A. Fong, 1♀ ( BSC 533 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Jiguaní (20°22′N, 76°25′W), Los Negros , ii.1913, T. Barbour, 2♀ ( MCZ 128575 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Farallones (19°55′30″N, 77°41′32″W), Las Coloradas, Niquero, x.1985, G. Alayόn, 1♀ (MNHNCu). Ditto , 10.vii.2001, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 580 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Santiago de Cuba: Puerto de Boniato (20°05′56″N, 75°48′21″W), 18.v.1972, L.F. Armas, 1♂ 1♀ (IES) GoogleMaps   . Río La Mula (19°56′55″N, 76°45′37″W), Guamá , 24.vi.2002, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 576 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 16.vi.1999, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 520 View Materials )   . Ditto , 20.vi.2003, R. Teruel, 1♂, 3♀ ( BSC 530 View Materials )   . 1 Km N de Campismo Río La Mula (19°57′02″N, 76°45′34″W), Guamá , 20.vi.2005, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ (for SEM) 1♀ ( BSC 536 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 15.vi.1997, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1 immature ( BSC 560 View Materials )   . Los Morones, Guamá, 23.vi.1999, A. Sánchez‒Ruiz, 1♀ (BSC 532). Reserva Ecolόgica Siboney‒Juticí (19°57′39″N, 75°42′52″W), 7.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ 4♀ 4 immature ( BSC) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 9‒14.ix.2012, F. Cala & A. Deler, 1♂ ( IBSP 212795 View Materials )   . Ditto , 25.i.2011, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ 1 immature ( IBSP 212797 View Materials )   . Ditto , 8.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ 6 immatures ( BSC)   . Juticí (19°57′44″N, 75°44′48″W), Reserva Ecolόgica Siboney‒Juticí , 9.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ 3♀ 1 immature ( BSC 600 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 6.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 503 View Materials )   . Playa Verraco, Baconao, 15.viii.2000, R. Teruel, 1♀ (BSC 567). Laguna Baconao , 17.xi.2001, A. Fong, 1♀ ( BSC 565 View Materials )   . Ditto , 9.viii.2008, D. Ortiz, 1♀ ( BSC 524 View Materials )   . El Retiro, Reserva Baconao , 4.v.2006, R. Teruel, 1♂ ( BSC 535 View Materials )   . La Pimienta, III Frente , 27.v.2004, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 557 View Materials )   . Km 7.5 road to La Gran Piedra (20°00′23″N, 75°40′31″W), 15.vi.2002, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 574 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 15.vi.2002, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( IBSP 212796 View Materials )   . El Sapo, road to Gran Piedra , 8.vi.2003, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 573 View Materials )   . La Cantera, Mella (20°23′26″N, 75°52′51″W), 30.v.2005, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 551 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 1.iii.2009, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 700 View Materials )   . Ditto , 11.iii.1999, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 579 View Materials )   . Ditto , 1.iii.2009, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC)   . Road between El Morro and La Estrella (19°58′07.8″N, 75°51′49.3″W), 22.viii.2012, R. Teruel, 1♂ 1 immature ( IBSP) GoogleMaps   . Sardinero , 5.v.2010, N. Platnick, 1♂ ( IBSP 212793 View Materials )   . Juan Gonzales (19°57′49.2″N, 75°59′41.5″W), Guamá , 20.viii.2010, F. Cala & R. Teruel, 2♀ ( BSC 537 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Cascada Juan Gonzáles (19°57′53.0″N, 75°59′38.1″W), Guamá , 10.vi.2009, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 561 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Ditto , 14.vii.2012, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz & F. Cala, 1♀ 2 immatures ( IBSP 21 View Materials 2798)   . Playa Blanca, Guamá, 27.ix.2003, R. Teruel & L.F. Armas, 1♀ (BSC 559).

Diagnosis. Males resemble similar congeners Nops flutillus   and Nops largus   by having a long embolus; but can be distinguished by its straight shape ( Figs 20C‒D View FIGURE 20 ; 23A), ending in a tip with 9 or 10 short extensions ( Fig. 23D‒E View FIGURE 23 ). Females can be distinguished by the receptaculum with wider and deeper invagination ( Fig. 2B View FIGURE 2 ).

Description. Male (“ allotype ” MCZ 128568): For description and further diagnostic illustration, see Bryant (1940) p.271 with the corrections of Chickering (1967) p.11, also adding the following: Sternum 3.7 long, 3.0 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.75; III: 3.3; IV: 4.05. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed ( Fig. 22B, D View FIGURE 22 ). PLS longer than PMS. Palp with a straight embolus longer than palpal tibia ( Figs 20C‒D View FIGURE 20 ; 23A), ending in a truncate tip with 9 or 10 short extensions ( Fig. 23D‒E View FIGURE 23 ).

Female (IES 3.1281): For description and further diagnostic illustration, see Alayόn (1977), also adding the following: Sternum 3.9 long, 3.4 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.9; II: 3.85; III: 3.4; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws and spinnerets as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized lep and laterals sides of anterior plate, remarkable ess ( Fig. 20I View FIGURE 20 ). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 2B View FIGURE 2 ; 20J).

Natural history. All specimens were collected in the soil, under rocks or Agave   sp. plants in several habitats, from the coast to 1700 m elevation in the Cuban mountain range. Some females were collected guarding their eggs within a cocoon of orange silk ( Fig 1A View FIGURE 1 ).

Distribution. Extensively distributed throughout the Cuban archipelago and now recorded from the Bahamas ( Fig. 19B View FIGURE 19 ).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

BSC

Centro Oriental de Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

PMS

Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops

Loc

Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2018
2018
Loc

Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839 : 3

MacLeay, 1839 : 3
Walckenaer, 1842 : 442
Lucas, 1857 : 27
Banks, 1909 : 167
Hasselt, 1887 : 85
Franganillo, 1936 : 38
Bryant, 1940 : 271
Alayo, 1957 : 9
Chickering, 1967 : 11
Alayón, 1977 : 4
Heimer, 1990 : 3
Ruiz, 2004 : 96
Loc

Nops olivaceus

Franganillo, 1931 : 287
Franganillo, 1936 : 38