Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão,

González, María E., Grismado, Cristian J. & Ramírez, Martín J., 2021, A Taxonomic Revision Of The Spider Genus Meriola Banks (Araneae: Trachelidae), Zootaxa 4936 (1), pp. 1-113: 40-42

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4936.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673003

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Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão
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Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão 

Figs 1View FIGURE 1 a–b, 2e–g, 4a–b, 28–30, 91

Trachelopachys fasciatus Mello-Leit  „o, 1941a: 178, fig. 70, pl. X, fig. 48 (four female syntypes from Cabana , Cordoba, Argentina, in MLP, examined by Platnick & Ewing, 1995).

Trachelas fasciatus Platnick, 1975: 10  .

Meriola fasciata Platnick & Ewing, 1995: 26  , figs 59–63.

Diagnosis. Males ( Figs 29–30View FIGURE 29View FIGURE 30) resemble those of M. avalosi  sp. nov. by the long RTA with bent tip, but differ by the longer, sinuous embolus, by lacking the bulb distal projection, and by lacking a basal spine on the dorsal side of the femur II. Females ( Fig. 28View FIGURE 28) are easily recognized by the long tube-like anterior hood of the epigyne.

Description. See Platnick & Ewing (1995) for male and female descriptions.

Natural history and habitat. The specimens were collected in forests and grasslands; many were found in dry forests (xerophilic and semi-xerophilic forest), with pyrophilus plants, such as Baccharis  sp., but also in humid forests.

Distribution. Known from south of Brazil, Uruguay and center of Argentina ( Fig. 91View FIGURE 91).

New records. BRAZIL: Rio Grande do Sul: Quaraí: Estância São Roberto , S 30.293520°, W 55.961878°, 24–28.V.1991, A. Brescovit, 1 male ( MCN 30540View Materials)GoogleMaps  . ARGENTINA: Santa Fe: Vera: Estancia Las Gamas , 16,5 km por aire W de Vera (MJR-loc-161), S 29.44134°, W 60.38455°, elev. 82 m, 20.III.2014, humid chacoan forest, hand collection, M. Ramírez, C. Grismado, L. Piacentini & M. González Márquez, 1 male, sample MGM-00309, temporary preparation MLB-00772 ( MACN-Ar 32284)GoogleMaps  . San Justo: Ruta Nacional Nº 11, 9 km por aire S de Videla (MJR-loc-158), S 31.025681°, W 60.701673°, elev. 44 m, 19.III.2014, grassland, hand collection, M. Ramírez, C. Grismado, L. Piacentini & M. González Márquez, 1 male, sample MGM-00311, fotos MJR IMG-54–56 (MACN-Ar 32281)GoogleMaps  . San Juan: Iglesia: Paso de Agua Negra , S 30.39291°, W 69.566809°, elev. 3500 m, 12.I.1982, A. Roig Alsina, 2 females ( MACN-Ar 16386)GoogleMaps  . Córdoba: Calamuchita: Valle de Calamuchita , S 31.981373°, W 64.509436°, II.1952, J. Viana, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 30564)GoogleMaps  . Santa Rosa de Calamuchita , S 32.071729°, W 64.54472°, III–IV.1958, J. Viana, 1 female, 5 males ( MACN-Ar 16384)GoogleMaps  . Entre Ríos: Diamante: Parque Nacional Predelta , bosque de barranca, S 32.12034°, W 60.62958°, elev. 26 m, 23–26.V.2011, G. Rubio, L. Piacentini & M. Izquierdo, 4 females, 1 male, temporary preparations MGM-00194–00200 ( MACN-Ar 30366)GoogleMaps  , 1 male, temporary preparations MGM- 00201–00203, MGM-00478–00479 ( MACN-Ar 30567)  . Parque Nacional Predelta, Campo Sarmiento , 6 km S de Diamante (MJR-loc-141), S 32.12182°, W 60.62525°, elev. 39 m, 30.IV.2013, grassland at the edge of Baccharis  sp. vegetation (“ Chilcal ”), hand collection, M. Ramírez, L. Piacentini, M. González Márquez, A. Laborda & S. Aisen, 1 male, sample MGM-00139 ( MACN-Ar 30277)GoogleMaps  , 1 female, 1 male ( MACN-Ar 30776)  , 1 female, temporary preparation MGM-00477 ( MACN-Ar 30828)  . San Luis: Merlo: Quebrada , S 32.336441°, W 64.963298°, 12.XI.1982, A. Roig Alsina, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16385)GoogleMaps  . Junín: Merlo , S 32.347434°, W 65.011716°, XI.1971, J. Viana, 1 female ( MACN-Ar 16387)GoogleMaps  . Chacabuco: Villa Elena , S 32.505224°, W 64.974619°, 10.XI.1982, rushes, E. Maury, 3 females ( MACN-Ar 16383)GoogleMaps  . Chacabuco: Cortaderas , S 32.505603°, W 64.991119°, 10.XI.1982, in forest of Schinus  or under rocks, A. Roig Alsina, 2 females, 1 imm. ( MACN-Ar 30973)GoogleMaps  . URUGUAY: Maldonado: Piriápolis , S 34.831882°, W 55.259071°, 9.XII.1966, R. Capocasale & L. Bruno, 1 female ( CAS, CASENT 9059435)GoogleMaps  .

MCN

McNeese State University

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Trachelidae

Genus

Meriola

Loc

Meriola fasciata Mello-Leitão

González, María E., Grismado, Cristian J. & Ramírez, Martín J. 2021
2021
Loc

Meriola fasciata

Platnick, N. I. & Ewing, C. 1995: 26
1995
Loc

Trachelas fasciatus

Platnick, N. I. 1975: 10
1975