Medionops cauca, Martínez & Sánchez-Ruiz & Bonaldo, 2021

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: 69-71

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5560009

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A686E3FD-E3A4-4093-8BCD-6B3DE54C6B50

taxon LSID

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treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Medionops cauca
status

sp. nov.

Medionops cauca   sp. nov.

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Figs 3 View Fig , 6 View Fig , 7C View Fig

Diagnosis

Males of M. cauca   sp. nov. are readily recognized from other species of Medionops   by the embolus strongly angled at the base and slightly sinuous ( Figs 3C–D View Fig , 7C View Fig ). Females unknown.

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the type locality ‘ Cauca department’; noun in apposition.

Type material

Holotype COLOMBIA • ♂; Cauca department, Parque Natural Nacional Isla Gorgona , Antigua Laguna Claro ; 2°58′ N, 78°11′ W; alt. 70 m; 11 Apr. 2000; R. Duque leg.; IAvH-I 3788. GoogleMaps  

Description

Male (holotype, Figs 3A–D View Fig , 7C View Fig )

MEASUREMENTS. Total length 3.84. Carapace 1.76 long, 1.34 wide. Sternum 1.06 long, 0.86 wide. Legs: I: 3.61; II: 3.43; III: 2.79; IV: 4.15.

COLORATION. Carapace, chelicerae, sternum, palps and legs orange ( Fig. 3A View Fig ); coxae, trochanters and tarsi lighter. Endites and labium light orange ( Fig. 3B View Fig ). Abdomen dorsally dark gray with dorsal pattern formed by five whitish gray chevron stripes, medially joined by thin longitudinal band, and laterally extended as thin stripes; ventrally yellowish ( Fig. 3A–B View Fig ).

LEGS AND PALPS. Crista unnoticeable; gladius with common nopine shape. Palp with spherical oval tegulum and slightly sinuous embolus longer than cymbium and strongly angled at base ( Figs 3C–D View Fig , 7C View Fig ), with acuminate tip and rounded opening.

Female

Unknown.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in Colombia ( Fig. 6 View Fig ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Medionops