Noideattella tsiba, Álvarez-Padilla & Ubick & Griswold, 2012

Álvarez-Padilla, Fernando, Ubick, Darrell & Griswold, Charles E., 2012, Noideattella and Tolegnaro, Two New Genera of Goblin Spiders from Madagascar, with Comments on the Gamasomorphoid and Silhouettelloid Oonopids (Araneae, Oonopidae), American Museum Novitates 2012 (3745), pp. 1-76: 34-38

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http://doi.org/ 10.1206/3745.2

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scientific name

Noideattella tsiba
status

new species

Noideattella tsiba   , new species

Figures 141–170, 376

TYPES: Male holotype and female allotype from Berlese sample of sifted leaf litter of a tropical dry forest at an elevation of 375 m at Forêt de Binara , 7.5 km 230° SW Darania, 13°15′18″S, 49°37′E, Antsiranana Province (1 December 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team) deposited in CASC ( PBI _ OON 00036159). The species epithet, a noun in apposition, is taken from the Malagasy word for the Coquerel’s dwarf lemur   .

DIAGNOSIS: N. tsiba   can be differentiated from other Noideattella species   by the following combination of characters: habitus color pale orange; abdomen dorsal surface with a pair of dark marks posteriorly (figs. 141, 143); carapace pars cephalica and sides strongly granulate (figs. 159, 161); sternum furrows with row of large pits, surface coarsely reticulate, microsculpture (visible best with light microscopy) medially and in furrows (figs. 145, 162); book lung covers small, and ovoid (figs. 142, 143); color of legs homogeneous.

DESCRIPTION: Male (PBI_OON 0003545): Total length 1.4. Cephalothorax: Carapace pale orange. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove (figs. 160, 162). Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites, and labium pale orange. Paturon inner margin with scattered setae and without modified seta (fig. 147). Abdomen: Ovoid. Dorsal scutum pale orange, middle surface smooth, sides smooth. Postepigastric scutum pale orange, Figs. 141–150. Noideattella tsiba   , new species. 141. Habitus male, dorsal view. 142. Same, ventral view. 143. Same, lateral view. 144. Cephalothorax, dorsal view. 145. Same, ventral view. 146. Palp male, prolateral view. 147. Cephalothorax male, anterior view. 148. Palp male, retrolateral view. 149. Genitalia female, dorsal view. 150. Same, ventral view. Scale bars = 0.2 mm, except genitalia: 0.1 mm.

long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdomen (figs. 141–143). Male genital opening slightly protruded, epigastric scutum apodemes small, separated from the anterior book lung opening and connected by a shallow furrow. Posterior spiracles connected by a groove (fig. 155). Legs: Yellow, without color pattern. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I p2-1-1; r2-1-1; II p1-1-1; r1-1-1; IV p0-0-1; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; r1-1-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claw teeth not examined in detail. Genitalia: Epigastric region with sperm pore situated at level of anterior spiracles (fig. 155). Palp proximal segments yellow; cymbium yellow, with distal patch of setae; bulb yellow (figs. 146, 148). Embolus dorsal lamella with one large apophysis (fig. 164), ventral lamella with two apophyses (fig. 163). Palp as in figures 163 to 165. Female (PBI_OON 0003545): Total length 1.6. As in male except as noted. Legs: Metatarsi III and IV without weak ventral scopula. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I, II p2-1-1; r2-1-1; IV p0-0- 1; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; r1-1-0. Trichobothria of metatarsus: I one, IV one. Tarsal organ with three sensilla visible. Genitalia: Genital opening slit shaped (fig. 156). GAp process shaped as a twisted tube. Sperm sac secretory gland openings flat, extending less than half the receptaculum length and concentrated in the center (figs. 151–153). Genitalia as in figures 149 and 150.

VARIATION: Leg I tibia spine numbers vary among specimens from four to three on both sides.

MATERIAL EXAMINED: N = 218. Madagascar: Antsiranana: 7.2 km 142° SE Antsiranana (= Diego Suarez), Montagne des Francais , 180 m, 12.53796°S, 49.56361°E, Feb. 23–25, 2001, L.J. Boutin, 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3849)   ; Ambondrobe, 41.1 km from Vohemar , littoral forest, 10 m, 13.71527°S, 50.10166°E, Nov. 29, 2004, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 27 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 35298 View Materials )   ; Forêt Bekaraoka , 6.8 km 60° ENE Daraina, tropical dry forest, 150 m, 13.00277°S, 49.01166°E, Dec. 07, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 25 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3578)   ; 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3848)   ; Forêt d’Ampondrabe , 26.3 km 10° NNE Daraina, tropical dry forest, 175 m, 12.97000°S, 49.70000°E, Dec. 10, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 11 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3545)   ; Forêt d’Ampombofofo , littoral forest, 25 m, 12.09944°S, 49.33861°E, Nov. 21–22, 2007, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 3♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36099 View Materials )   ; Forêt d’Analabe, 30.0 km 72° ENE Daraina , littoral forest, 30 m, 13.08333°S, 49.90833°E, Nov. 27, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3837)   ; Forêt d’Antsahabe , 11.4 km 275° W Daraina, tropical dry forest, 550 m, 13.00333°S, 49.00916°E, Dec. 12, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3312)   ; Forêt d’Orangea , 3.6 km 128° SE Ramena, littoral forest, 90 m, 12.25888°S, 49.37472°E, Feb. 22–28, 2001, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 49 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 2015)   ; 2♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3236)   ; 5♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3271)   ; 3 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3290)   ; Forêt de Binara , 7.5 km 230° SW Daraina, tropical dry forest, 375 m, 13.25500°S, 49.61666°E, Dec. 01, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3566)   ; 9 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3574)   ; 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3560)   ; Montagne des Français, 7.2 km 142° SE Antsiranana (= Diego Suarez ), tropical dry forest, 180 m, 12.32277°S, 49.33805°E, Feb. 22–28, 2001, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 4 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3254)   ; 4 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 36271 View Materials )   ; Reserve Analamerana , 16.7 km 123° SW Anivorano Nord, tropical dry forest, 225 m, S12.67138°, E49.37388°, Dec. 03, 2004, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 5 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 35277 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Reserve Speciale de l’Ankarana , 22.9 km 224° SW Anivorano Nord, tropical dry forest, 80 m, S12.90888°, E49.10972°, Feb. 10–16, 2001, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 12 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3255) GoogleMaps   ; 3 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3258)   ; Reserve Speciale l’Ankarana , 13.6 km 192° SSW Anivorano Nord, tropical dry forest, 210 m, S12.86361°, E49.22583°, Feb. 16–20, 2001, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 13 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3267) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3840)   ; Reserve Speciale l’Ankarana, 22.9 km 224° SW Anivorano Nord, Camp Anglaise , 80 m, S12.90888°, 49.10972°, Feb. 10–16, 2001 L.J. Boutin, 4♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3845)   . Toliara: Parc National d’Andohahela, Forêt de Manantalinjo , 33.6 km 63° ENE Amboasary, 7.6 km 99° E Hazofotsy, spiny forest thicket, 150 m, S24.81694°, E46.61000°, Jan. 12–16, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3272) GoogleMaps   .

Figs. 151–158. Noideattella tsiba   , new species. 151. Genitalia female, anterior view. 152. Genitalia and book lungs female, dorsal view. 153. Receptaculum papillae field and uterus externus locking mechanism, anterodorsal view. 154. Genitalia and book lungs female, lateral view. 155. Epigastric region male, ventral view. 156. Same female, ventral view. 157. Endites male, ventral view. 158. Endites female, ventral view. Scale bars = 50 µm except 153: 10 µm.

Figs. 159–170. Noideattella tsiba   , new species. 159. Cephalothorax male, lateral view. 160. Same, dorsal view. 161. Infracoxal grooves male, ventral view. 162. Cephalothorax male, lateral view. 163. Embolus, prolateral view. 164. Same, retrolateral. 165. Palp male, ventral view. 166. Palp female tarsal claw area, apical view. 167. Tarsal organ palp female, dorsal view. 168. Tibia 4 female, prolateral view. 169. Pedicel area male, dorsal view. 170. Abdomen seta male, dorsal view. Scale bars = 50 µm, except 163–164, 166, 167, 170: 10 µm.