Nops hispaniola Sánchez,

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: 43-45

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Nops hispaniola Sánchez


Nops hispaniola Sánchez  –Ruiz, Brescovit & Alayón, 2015

Figures 24A ‒FView FIGURE 24

Nops coccineus: Bryant, 1948: 344  (misidentification, male specimen from Haiti MCZ 128296, not N. coccineus Simon  ).

Nops blandus: Chickering, 1967: 4  (misidentification, male specimen from Haiti MCZ 128296). Sánchez – Ruiz, 2005: 23 (misidentification, only specimens from Hispaniola).

Nops hispaniola Sánchez  –Ruiz, Brescovit & Alayón, 2015: 55, figs 57–69, 80, 82. Male holotype from Puerto Escondido (18°19′36.50″N, 71°34′52.18″W), Independencia, Dominican Republic, 1.ii.2005, A. Sánchez –Ruiz, under Agave  plants (IBSP 166393); two females paratypes, same data as holotype, (IBSP 166394); one male paratype, same data as holotype (MNHNSD 09.1445); all types examined.

Additional material examined. HAITI: Port au Prince , N. Banks, (not more data), 1♂ ( MCZ 128296View Materials)  . Near Miragoâne (18°26′58.4″N, 73°4′17.5″W), i.1974, R. Bell, 1♂ 1 immature (MNHNCu). DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Independencia: Puerto Escondido (18°19′36″N, 71°34′52″W), 2.ii.2005, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 512View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Azua: Montilla, Parque Nacional Sierra Martín García (18°23′50.8″N, 71°04′45.8″W), 419 m, 7.ix.2013, P. Torres, F. Paz & G. de Los Santos, 1♂ 1♀ ( MNHNSD 09.1429View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , (18°23′38.0″N, 71°07′11.5″W), 153 m, 7.ix.2013, P. Torres, K. Rodríguez & G. de Los Santos, 1♂ ( MNHNSD 09.1428View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Barahona: Camino Charco frio ‒Cañada azul (18°22′22.2″N, 71°01′10.4″W), 1060 m, 2.vii.2013, C. Marte & G. de los Santos, 1♂ 1 immature ( MNHNSD 09.1426View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Loma El Curro (18°22′42.2″N, 71°01′21.8″W), 1323 m, 1.viii.2013, C. Suriel, P. Torres & G. de Los Santos, 1♀ ( MNHNSD 09.1427View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Males resemble similar congener Nops jaragua  n. sp. ( Fig. 26B ‒CView FIGURE 26) by having short and curved embolus, but can be distinguished by having the embolus tip shorter and beveled with sclerotized margin ( Fig. 24B ‒CView FIGURE 24). Females can be distinguished by receptaculum with wide invagination and uterus externus with narrow base ( Fig. 24FView FIGURE 24).

Description. Male and female described by Sánchez ‒Ruiz et al. (2015).

Distribution. Hispaniola Island ( Fig. 25AView FIGURE 25).














Nops hispaniola Sánchez

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

Nops blandus: Chickering, 1967 : 4

Chickering, 1967 : 4
Ruiz, 2005 : 23