Nops minas,

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: 94-97

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Nops minas

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Nops minas  new species

Figures 63G ‒LView FIGURE 63; 64A ‒G

Types. Male holotype from Estacão Ecolόgica de UFMG (19°52′S, 43°58′W), Belo Horizonte , Minas Gerais, Brazil, deposited in IBSP 66766View MaterialsGoogleMaps  . Male and female paratypes same data as holotype deposited in IBSP 66762View MaterialsGoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Maranhão: Mirador, Parque Estadual de Mirador (6°26′1″S, 44°53′58″W), ‒4.vii.2008, J.B. FGoogleMaps  . Lima ‒ Lobato, 1♂ 1♀ ( IBSP 117224View Materials)  . Goiás: Catalão (18°02′29″S, 48°00′36″W), 10‒16.ii. 203, J.P. Guadanucci, F.S. Cunha, 1♂ ( IBSP 117052View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Luziania, Barragem de Corumbá IV (16°19′38″S, 48°13′22″W), 22.ix.2005, Equipe IBSP, 1♀ ( IBSP 79091View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte, Estação Ecolόgica de UFMG (19°52′S, 43°58′W), v. 2000, EGoogleMaps  .S.S Álvares, 1♂ (IBSP 66764). Ditto , i ‒ii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, 5♂ ( IBSP 66763View Materials)  . Ditto , iii ‒vii.2001, E.S.S Álvares, 4♂ ( IBSP 66767View Materials)  . Ditto , 27.iii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, C.S. Azevedo & E.O. Machado, 5♂ ( IBSP 27241View Materials)  . Ditto , iii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, 3♂ ( IBSP 66765View Materials)  . Ditto , vii.2000, E.S.S Álvares, 3♂ ( IBSP 66769View Materials)  . Ditto , xii.2000 ‒ i.2001, 9 ♂ ( IBSP 66768View Materials)  . Juatuba (19°57′7″S, 44°20′34″W), Área de preservação de COPASA, Núcleo Serra Azul , 18‒23.iv.2002, AGoogleMaps  . J. Santos , 1♂ ( IBSP 150202)  . São Paulo: Teodoro Sampaio, Parque Estadual Morro do Diabo (22°37′15″S, 52°10′18″W), 24‒31.iii.2003, Equipe BIOTA, 1♂ ( IBSP 154378View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Jaboticabal , (21°15′18″S, 48°19′19″W), iii ‒iv.2004, F.J. Cividanes, 2♂ ( IBSP 55891View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Araraquara , (21°47′38″S, 48°10′33″W), 2003, L. Marcomini, 1♂ ( IBSP 43018View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition, derived from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Both sexes resemble similar congener Nops meridionalis  , which have a similar abdominal pattern as in figure 6I, the PLS longer than PMS and the posterior unpaired claws small ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5); but can be distinguished by a straight embolus, shorter than palpal tibia ( Fig. 64B, DView FIGURE 64) in males, and females can be distinguished by a weakly sclerotized lep, unremarkable ess and unsclerotized lateral margins of anterior plate ( Fig. 64FView FIGURE 64).

Description. Male (holotype): Carapace orange ( Fig. 64AView FIGURE 64). Chelicerae, labium, and legs yellowish orange, coxae and trochanters lighter. Endites and sternum yellowish orange. Abdomen light gray, dorsal pattern as in figure 6I, lighter ventrally. Anal tubercle and spinnerets light gray. Total length 7.9. Carapace 4.8 long, 3.8 wide. Sternum 4.2 long, 3.2 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.75; III: 3.3; IV: 3.95. Posterior unpaired claws small, as in other three ‒clawed spiders. PLS longer than PMS. Palp with straight embolus, shorter than palpal tibia ( Figs 63GView FIGURE 63; 64B ‒D); embolar tip with a wide cut on prolateral side and two long extensions ( Fig. 63H ‒IView FIGURE 63).

Female (paratype): Carapace, chelicerae, labium, coxae, legs, endites and sternum as in male. Abdomen as in male ( Fig. 64EView FIGURE 64). Anal tubercle and spinnerets whitish yellow. Total length 8.3. Carapace 5.0 long, 4.1 wide. Sternum 4.5 long, 3.4 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.9; II: 3.8; III: 3.4; IV: 4.05. Posterior unpaired claws and PLS as in male. External genital area with weakly sclerotized anterior plate and lep, unremarkable ess ( Fig. 64FView FIGURE 64). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 63J ‒LView FIGURE 63; 64G).

Distribution. Known from the Brazilian States of Maranhão, Goiás, São Paulo and Minas Gerais ( Fig. 65AView FIGURE 65).


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo


Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje