Nops quito Dupérré, 2014,

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: 102-103

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Nops quito Dupérré, 2014


Nops quito Dupérré, 2014 

Figures 70A ‒GView FIGURE 70; 71A ‒F

Nops quito Dupérré, 2014: 468  , figs 6–9, 15, 19, 20. Male holotype from Quito , 2810m, (00°W, 00°S), Pichincha Province, Ecuador, 10.x.1998, S. Castelo ( QCAZ; not examined). 

Additional material examined. ECUADOR: Chimborazo: Alausi (2°13′40.9″S, 78°50′30.7″W), olaria beira rodovia 2668 m, 29.iii.2011, A. Chagas, A. Giupponi, A.B. Kury, 2♂ 3♀ ( MNRJ 06310View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Pichincha: Los dos Puentes (00°11S, 78°29W), Quito , 2810 m, 9.i.2000, M. Guerra, 1♂ ( QCAZ). Guayllabamba, 4.vii.1992, R. Sandoval, 1♀ ( QCAZ). 

Diagnosis. Males and females resemble similar congener N. variabilis  , which have a similar abdominal pattern as in figure 6K, and the posterior unpaired claws small ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5); but can be distinguished by having the PLS two times longer than the PMS similar to the Fig. 7A ‒BView FIGURE 7.

Description. Male (Pichincha: QCAZ): Carapace, chelicerae and legs orange, coxae and trochanters lighter ( Fig. 70AView FIGURE 70). Endites, labium and sternum orange. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern as in figure 6K, lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 7.8. Carapace 4.7 long, 3.8 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.6 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.7; II: 3.6; III: 3.3; IV: 3.85. Posterior unpaired claws small, as in other three ‒clawed spiders ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5). PLS longer than PMS. Palp with straight embolus but twisted and shorter than palpal tibia ( Figs 70B ‒DView FIGURE 70; 71A); embolar tip with a wide cut on ventral side and one short extensions ( Fig. 71B ‒CView FIGURE 71).

Female (Pichincha: QCAZ): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 70EView FIGURE 70). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 8.3. Carapace 4.9 long, 3.9 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 3.8 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.75; III: 3.4; IV: 3.95. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, remarkable ess ( Fig. 70FView FIGURE 70). Internal genitalia with narrow invagination on receptaculum, with three small lobes and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 70GView FIGURE 70; 71D ‒E).

Distribution. Known from Ecuador ( Fig. 69BView FIGURE 69).


Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador


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Nops quito Dupérré, 2014

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

Nops quito Dupérré, 2014 : 468

Dupérré, 2014 : 468