Hypaeus varzea,

Martinez, Leonel & Galvis, William, 2017, Three new species of jumping spiders of the genus Hypaeus Simon, 1900 from Colombia (Salticidae: Salticinae: Amycini), Zootaxa 4282 (1), pp. 192-200: 197-198

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Hypaeus varzea

sp. nov.

Hypaeus varzea  sp. nov.

Figs 17–23View FIGURES 17 – 22View FIGURE 23

Type. Holotype: male from Comunidad Indígnera Monifue Amena , km 9.8, vía Leticia-Tarapacá, Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia, 70 m, 4.141667°S, 69.923256°W, X.2003, Tovar ( MPUJ-ENT 46827).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The species epithet is a noun in apposition that refers to the ecosystem where the species was collected.

Diagnosis. Males of H. varzea  sp. nov. can be recognized from those of the remaining species of the genus by their large embolic projection (ep) in the male palpal bulb, wide and short RTA, together with the absence of the cheliceral mastidia ( Figs 17–21View FIGURES 17 – 22).

Description. Male (holotype, MPUJ-ENT 46827). Total length: 6.75. Carapace yellowish orange, 3.40 long, 2.57 wide, 2.00 high. Ocular quadrangle with an anterior orange eyebrow, 1.49 long. Anterior eye row 2.21 wide, posterior 1.98 wide ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 17 – 22). Sternum white, 1.33 long, 0.98 wide. Chelicerae orange, without mastidia ( Fig. 21View FIGURES 17 – 22), and eight promarginal and five retromarginal teeth. Labium yellowish. Palp: embolus curved and a short rounded retroventral tibial apophysis (RvTA) ( Figs 17–20View FIGURES 17 – 22). Legs 1342, all yellow and distally orange brown. Leg macrosetae: Femur, I d 2 di, p 0-1-1, r 1 di; II d 2 di, p 0-1-1, r 1-1-1; III d 2di, p 0-1-1, r 0-1-1; IV d 2 di, p 1 di, r 1 di. Patella, III p 1 me; IV r 1me. Tibia, I –II v 2-2 -2, p 1-1-1; III v 2 -0-1, p 1-1-1, r 1-1-1; IV v 1 -0-1, p 0-1-0, r 1- 1-1. Metatarsus, I –II v 2-2; III v 2 -0-1, p 1-0-2, r 1-0-2; IV v 1 -0-1, p 1-0-2, r 1-1-1. Abdomen dorsally yellowish with four pairs of brown markings ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 17 – 22); ventrally gray. Spinnerets long and brown.

Female. Unknown.

Comments. The male holotype was collected in a pitfall trap, in a várzea  ecosystem, which corresponds to a seasonal wet floodplain forest inundated by white water rivers that occurs in the Amazon River Basin of South America. The specimen has a malformation in the left first- and in the right third legs, consisting of a reduction in size and macrosetae.

Distribution. Only known from its type locality, in the Amazonas department, Colombia ( Fig. 23View FIGURE 23).