Noideattella amboa, 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: 12-17

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http://doi.org/ 10.1206/3745.2

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scientific name

Noideattella amboa
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new species

Noideattella amboa   , new species

Figures 1–30, 372

TYPES: Male holotype and female allotype from Berlese and sifted leaf litter of a gallery forest at an elevation of 40 m at Reserve Prive Berenty , Forêt de Malaza , Mandrare River , 8.6 km 314° NW Ambosary, 25°0′28″S, 46°18′22″E, Toliara Province (6 February 2002, B.L. Fisher et al.) deposited in CASC ( PBI _ OON 00036156). The species epithet, a noun in apposition, is taken from the Malagasy word for dog   .

DIAGNOSIS: N. amboa   can be differentiated from other Noideattella species   by the following combination of characters: habitus dark red-brown, carapace pars cephalica and sides strongly granulate (figs. 4, 11, 12). Book lung covers small and round (figs. 2, 3). Sternum microsculpture finely reticulate distributed medially and in furrows (figs. 5, 16). Male paturon inner margin with modified seta of variable thickness (figs. 17–19).

DESCRIPTION: Male (PBI_OON 0002013): Total length 1.4. Cephalothorax: Carapace dark red-brown. Sternum longer than wide, dark red-brown, furrow with rows of small pits, anterior margin with interrupted transverse groove (figs. 4, 5, 7, 11, 12). Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites, labium dark red-brown. Abdomen: Ovoid. Dorsal scutum dark red-brown, middle surface smooth, sides smooth. Postepigastric scutum dark red-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdomen (figs. 1, 2). Male genital opening slightly protruded, epigastric scutum apodemes small, contiguous with anterior book lung opening, not connected by furrow. Posterior spiracles connected by groove (figs. 10, 20). Legs: Pale orange, without color pattern. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I, II p1-2-0; r1-2-0; IV p0-0-1; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; r1-1-0; IV p0-0-1. Tarsal organ with two sensilla visible. Genitalia: Epigastric region with sperm pore situated at level of anterior spiracles (fig. 20). Palp proximal segments pale orange; cymbium pale orange, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange. Embolus dorsal lamella with distal apophysis (figs. 27, 28), ventral lamella bifurcate (figs. 6, 8). Palp as in figures 25 and 26. Female (PBI_OON 0002013): Total length 1.6. As in male except as noted. Cheliceral paturon inner margin with scattered setae. Legs: Metatarsi III and IV ventral scopula absent. Leg spination: tibiae: I, II p1-2-0; r1-2-0; IV p0-0-1; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; r1-1-0; IV p0-0-1; leg IV: both spines considerably smaller than those of legs I, II; tibial spine same length as segment width, metatarsal spine longer. Trichobothria of metatarsus: I one, IV one. Genitalia: Genital opening slit shaped (fig. 21). Sperm sac papillae flat, extending less than half receptaculum length, concentrated in center. Apodemes A2 less than half receptaculum length (figs. 9, 10, 22), GAp process shaped like twisted tube (figs. 22, 23). Genitalia as in figures 9 and 10.

VARIATION: The book lung covers in some specimens are considerably reduced. Cheliceral paturon inner margin setae vary among specimens; some lack modified setae, while other specimens have a brush of modified seta (figs. 17, 18). Male leg I and II spines on tibia and metatarsus vary considerably with very few specimens lacking spines. Embolar dorsal and ventral lamella apophyses shape and number vary among individuals. Female leg I: the tibia spination varies from three to two spines at both sides; leg II spination varies widely with some specimens without spines on tibia. The number of spines on metatarsus (2 pairs) is constant. Figs. 1–10. Noideattella amboa   , new species. 1. Habitus male, dorsal view. 2. Same, ventral view. 3. Same, lateral view. 4. Cephalothorax, dorsal view. 5. Same, ventral view. 6. Palp male, prolateral view. 7. Cephalothorax male, anterior view. 8. Palp male, retrolateral view. 9. Genitalia female, ventral view. 10. Same, dorsal view. Scale bars = 0.2 mm, except genitalia: 0.1 mm.

Female genital receptaculum sclerotized portion variable in shape, apodeme bases vary in shape either by covering most of the receptaculum or being considerably shorter. The T-shaped lateral extension also varies in length. Embolic lamellae vary in shape and number; in some specimens the prolateral surface of the embolus presents a small tooth (fig. 6).

MATERIAL EXAMINED: N = 542. Madagascar: Fianarantsoa: Forêt d’Analalava , 29.6 km 280° W Ranohira, tropical dry forest, 700 m, 22.59166°S, 45.12833°E, Feb. 01–05, 2003, Fisher, Griswold et al., 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3279); 4♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3303)   ; 8 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3313)   ; 4♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3347)   ; Parc National d’Isalo, Sahanafa River , 29.2 km 351° N Ranohira, gallery forest, 500 m, 22.31333°S, 45.29166°E, Feb. 10–13, 2003, C. Griswold, B. Fisher, et al., 8 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3934)   . Majunga: Reserve forestiere Beanka , 50.7 km E Maintirano, tropical dry forest on tsingy, 140 m, 17.88027°S, 44.46888°E, Oct. 29 to Nov. 01, 2009, B.L. Fisher et al., 3♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36124 View Materials )   . Toliara: 8.9 km NW Tolagnaro , rainforest, 100 m, 24.98138°S, 46.92555°E, Nov. 27–28, 2006, B.L. Fisher et al., 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3467)   ; Antafoky , gallery forest, 60 m, 23.47916°S, 44.06611°E, Jan. 26, 2002, Frontier Project, 9 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3863)   ; Beza-Mahafaly , 27 km E Betioky, rainforest, 135 m, 23.65000°S, 44.63333°E, Apr. 23, 1997, B.L. Fisher, 21 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3964)   ; Bohibasia Forest , 59 km NE Sakaraha, tropical dry forest, 780 m, 22.46666°S, 41.83333°E, Jan. 13, 1996, B.L. Fisher, 11 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3967)   ; 4♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36283 View Materials )   ; 2♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36373 View Materials )   ; Fiherenana , degraded gallery forest, 50 m, 23.23527°S, 43.87083°E, Dec. 01–04, 2002, Frontier Project, 11 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3299)   ; Fiherenana , gallery forest, 100 m, 23.17694°S, 43.96083°E, Oct. 21–24, 2002, Frontier Project, 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3304)   ; Forêt Claseé d’Analavelona 29.2 km 343° NNW Mahaboboka, montane rainforest, 1100 m, 22.67500°S, 44.19000°E, Feb. 18–22, 2003, Fisher, Griswold et al., 3 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3570)   ; Forêt Clasee d’Analavelona 29.2 km 343° NNW Mahaboboka, montane rainforest, 1100 m, 22.67500°S, 44.19000°E, Feb. 21, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3952)   ; 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3953)   ; 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3954)   ; Forêt de Beroboka , 5.9 km 131° SE Ankidranoka, tropical dry forest, 80 m, 22.23305°S, 43.36638°E, Mar. 12–16, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 12 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 36233 View Materials )   ; Forêt de Mahavelo, Isantoria River , tropical dry forest, 110 m, 24.75833°S, 46.15722°E, Jan. 28 to Feb. 01, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 3 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3551)   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3535)   ; Forêt de Mite , 20.7 km 29° WNW Tongobory, gallery forest, 75 m, 23.52416°S, 44.12138°E, Feb. 7 to Mar. 03, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 38 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3079)   ; 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3899)   ; Forêt de Petriky , 12.5 km W Tolagnaro, littoral forest, 10 m, 25.06216°S, 46.86933°E, Nov. 22, 1998, Sylvian, B.L. Fisher, 38 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 2013)   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3861)   ; Forêt de Tsinjoriaky , 6.2 km 84°E Tsifota, spiny forest thicket, 70 m, 22.80222°S, 43.42055°E, Mar. 06–10, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 4 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3284)   ; 12♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3309)   ; 10 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3360)   ; Forêt Vohidava 88.9 km N Ambobasary, spiny forest thicket, 500 m, 24.24055°S, 46.28694°E, Dec. 06–08, 2006, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 6 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3435)   ; Fort Dauphin, Mt. Vasiha , primary forest, 100 m, Feb. 07, 1995, K. Emberton, 1♀ ( MRAC MT. 220. 871 PBI _ OON 9767)   ; Mahafaly Plateau , 6.2 km 74° ENE Itampolo, spiny forest thicket, 80 m, 24.65361°S, 43.99666°E, Feb. 21–25, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3300)   ; 6 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3557)   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36388 View Materials )   ; Manderano , gallery forest, 75 m, 23.52416°S, 44.09277°E, May 29, 2002, Frontier Project, 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3283)   ; 2♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3310)   ; Parc National d’Andohahela, Forêt d’Ambohibory, 1.7 km 61° ENE Tsimelahy, 36.1 km 308° NW Tolagnaro , tropical dry forest, 300 m, 24.93000°S, 46.64555°E, Jan. 16–20, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3274)   ; 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3550)   ; 21 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3553)   ; 2♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36274 View Materials )   ; 8♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36384 View Materials )   ; Parc National d’Andohahela , 36.7 km 341° NNW Tolagnaro, tropical dry forest, 900 m, 24.76388°S, 46.75166°E, Jan. 21–25, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36281 View Materials )   ; Parc National d’Andohahela, Forêt de Manantalinjo, 33.6 km 63° ENE Amboasary, 7.6 km 99° E Hazofotsy , spiny forest thicket, 150 m, 24.81694°S, 46.61000°E, Jan. 12–16, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 14 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3946)   ; 8♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36400 View Materials )   ; Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa, 6.7 km 130° SE Efoetse, 23 km 175° S Beheloka , spiny forest thicket, 25 m, 24.10055°S, 43.76000°E, Mar. 18–22, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 16 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3239)   ; Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa, Forêt de Bemanateza , 20.7 km 81° E  

Figs. 11–19. Noideattella amboa   , new species. 11. Cephalothorax male, dorsal view. 12. Same, lateral view. 13. Endites female, ventral view. 14. Endites male, ventral view. 15. Pedicel male, lateral view. 16. Cephalothorax male, ventral view. 17. Chelicerae male, anterior view. 18. Chelicerae male with modified setae, anterior view (variations). 19. Cheliceral modified setae male, anterior view. Scale bars = 50 µm, except 18: 10 µm.

Figs. 20–30. Noideattella amboa   , new species. 20. Epigastric region male, ventral view. 21. Same female, ventral view. 22. Genitalia female, dorsal view. 23. Same, lateral view. 24. Receptaculum papillae field, anterior view (variations). 25. Palp male, prolateral view. 26. Palp male, retrolateral view. 27. Embolus, retrolateral view. 28. Embolus, prolateral view. 29. Embolus, ventral view. 30. Embolus, dorsal view. Scale bars = 50 µm, except 24, 27–30: 10 µm.

Efoetse , 23.0 km 131° SE Beheloka, spiny forest thicket, 90 m, 23.99222°S, 43.88055°E, Mar. 22–26, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3935)   ; Parc National de Zombitse , 19.8 km 84° E Sakaraha, dry forest on sandy soil, 770 m, 22.84333°S, 44.71000°E, Feb. 05–09, 2003, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 4 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3931)   ; Ranobe , spiny forest thicket, 30 m, 23.03944°S, 43.61027°E, Feb. 17–21, 2003, Frontier Project, 6 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3939)   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36272 View Materials )   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36273 View Materials )   ; Reserve Prive Berenty , Forêt de Bealoka, Mandrare River, 14.6 km 329° NW Amboasary, gallery forest, 35 m, 24.95694°S, 46.27138°E, Feb. 03–08, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 98 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3043)   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3583)   ; 2♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3945)   ; Reserve Prive Berenty , Forêt de Malaza, Mandrare River, 8.6 km 314° NW Amboasary, gallery forest, 40 m, 25.00777°S, 46.30611°E, Feb. 06, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 58 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3556)   ; Reserve Speciale de Cap Sainte Marie , 12.3 km 262° W Marovato, spiny forest thicket, 200 m, 25.58166°S, 45.16833°E, Feb. 11–15, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 2♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3278)   ; 2♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3306)   ; 17 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3307)   ; 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3311)   ; 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3561)   ; 5♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36385 View Materials )   ; Reserve Speciale de Cap Sainte Marie , 14.9 km 261°W Marovato, spiny forest thicket, 160 m, 25.59444°S, 45.14694°E, Feb. 13–19, 2002, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 20 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3581)   ; S.F. Mandena , 8.4 km NNE Tolagnaro, littoral forest, 20 m, 24.95233°S, 47.00100°E, Nov. 20, 1998, Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team, 1♂ ( CASC PBI _ OON 2217)   ; Sept Lacs , spiny forest thicket, 160 m, 23.52472°S, 44.15916°E, Mar. 10, 2002, Frontier Project, 1♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3322)   ; Sous-pref. Amboasary : Reserve Berenty, 10 km NW d’Amboasary, valles de la riviere Mandrare, parcelle no. 3, under rocks and ground debris, Dec. 04, 1989, B. Hauser, 1♀ ( NHMB Mad-89/47 PBI _ OON 36142 View Materials )   ; Southern Isoky-Vohimena Forest , tropical dry forest, 730 m, 22.68333°S, 44.83333°E, Jan. 21, 1996, Sylvian, B.L. Fisher et al., 3♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 3966)   . Tulear : 18 km NNW Betroka, 825 m, 23.16333°S, 44.96861°E, Dec. 09–14, 1994, M. Ivie and A. Pollock, 2 mixed ( CASC PBI _ OON 3968)   ; 18 km NNW Betroka , 825 m, 23.16333°S, 44.96861°E, Dec. 09–14, 1994, M. Ivie and A. Pollock, 3♀ ( CASC PBI _ OON 36284 View Materials )   .

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Natural History Museum Bucharest