Medionops blades Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit, 2017, Sanchez-Ruiz & Brescovit, 2017

Martínez, Leonel, Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Bonaldo, Alexandre B., 2021, The spider genus Medionops Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit (Araneae: Caponiidae) in Colombia, with the description of four new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 773, pp. 61-79: 64-65

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.773.1511

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5536381

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Medionops blades Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit, 2017
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Medionops blades Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit, 2017  

Figs 1 View Fig , 6 View Fig , 7A View Fig , 8A–B View Fig

Medionops blades Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit 2017: 122   , figs 1e, 2a–l, 3a–l, 4a–l, 5a–l, 6a–e (♀ ♂).

Medionops blades   – Sánchez-Ruiz, Brescovit & Bonaldo 2020: 485, fig. 19e (♂).

Diagnosis

Males resemble those of M. carolinae   sp. nov. in having similar copulatory bulb shape, but can be distinguished by the straighter embolus tip and by the size of the tegulum, only ½ as long as the cymbium length ( Figs 1E–F View Fig , 7A View Fig ) (in M. carolinae   sp. nov., only ⅓ as long, Figs 2E–F View Fig , 7B View Fig ). Females of M. blades   differ from those of M. carolinae   sp. nov. by the wide, concave area below the genital opening ( Fig. 1G View Fig ) (in M. carolinae   sp. nov., narrower and triangular, Fig. 2G View Fig ).

Material examined

Holotype COLOMBIA • ♂; Cundimarca department, Páramo de Monserrate , 40 km NE of Bogotá; 4°36′ N, 74°3′ W; alt. 2920 m; 23 Jul. 1968; H. Sturm leg.; AMNH. GoogleMaps  

Paratype COLOMBIA • 1 ♀; same collection data as for holotype; AMNH GoogleMaps   .

Additional material

COLOMBIA – Boyacá department • 1 ♂; Sotaquirá, Vereda Cuaguaní ; 5°48′32.8″ N, 73°15′10.9″ W; alt. 3502 m; 8–10 Jun. 2015; Y. Cifuentes and J. Moreno leg.; IAvH-I 3381 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; Paipa, Parque Municipal Ranchería ; 05°51′08.1″ N, 73°08′23.1″ W; alt. 3554 m; 21 Dec. 2014; J. Barrera, M. Castro and S. Mondragón leg.; IAvH-I 3391 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; 05°50′56.6″ N, 73°07′46.8″ W; alt. 3390 m; 15–21 Dec. 2014; IAvH-I 3401 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; 05°50′57.3″ N, 73°07′46.8″ W; alt. 3392 m; 15–21 Dec. 2014; IAvH-I 3411 GoogleMaps   1 ♂, 1 ♀; same collection data as for preceding; IAvH-I 3382 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; Chaina, Santuario de Flora y Fauna Iguaque , Sector Chaina ; 5°25′ N, 73°27′ W; alt. 2730 m; 11 Jul. 2001; J. Barrera and B. Robles leg.; IAvH-I 3773 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; Sector Chaina, Quebrada Los Mudos ; 5°44′ N, 73°26′ W; alt. 2840 m; 5–9 Oct. 2002; P. Reina leg.; IAvH-I 3774 GoogleMaps   .

Natural history

The holotype was found in the Andean moorland complex of the eastern hills of Colombia ( Fig. 8A–B View Fig ) which is predominantly populated by plant species such as Espeletia grandiflora Humb. & Bonpl.   and Cupressus sp.  

Description

Male and female described by Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit (2017).

Variation

Males from the Boyacá department population ( Fig. 1A–B View Fig ) have the embolus tip somewhat more curved than those from Cundinamarca department (see images from types in Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit 2017: figs 2h, 6d). Females from the Boyacá population ( Fig. 1G View Fig ) have a narrower and more sclerotized area under the genital opening than those from the Cundinamarca population.

Distribution

Known from Cundinamarca and Boyacá in Colombia ( Fig. 6 View Fig ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Medionops

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Medionops blades Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit, 2017

Martínez, Leonel, Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Bonaldo, Alexandre B. 2021
2021
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Medionops blades

Sanchez-Ruiz A. & Brescovit A. D. & Bonaldo A. B. 2020: 485
2020
Loc

Medionops blades Sánchez-Ruiz & Brescovit 2017: 122