Ampheres luteus (Giltay)

Dasilva, Marcio Bernardino & Pinto-Da-Rocha, Ricardo, 2012, Descriptions of Thereza murutinga sp. nov. and Pristocnemis caipira sp. nov., and new records of Caelopyginae (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptidae), Zootaxa 3317, pp. 25-38: 33

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Ampheres luteus (Giltay)


Ampheres luteus (Giltay)  

( Figs. 13, 14 View FIGURES 9 – 14 )

Penis redescription ( Figs. 13, 14 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ). Stylus thin and long, with ventral subapical projections from the middle to subapical region. Ventral process of glans with lance-like apex, pointed projections in the margin. Ventral plate with deep V-shaped cleft; with three pairs of apical setae; a small pair of median setae; three pairs of setae on basal lobe (basalmost smallest) and two pairs of small, short setae ventrally to the apical setae.

New records: BRAZIL. Minas Gerais: Delfim Moreira (Barreira de Piquete, 1300 m), R. Arlé leg., 16– 18.X. 1957 ( MNRJ 17565); Rio Preto, R. Baptista et al. leg., 14–20.V. 2002 ( MNRJ 8911); Fervedouro (Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro), M.B. da Silva, A.A. Nogueira and H.Y. Yamaguti leg., 21–24.III. 2005 ( MZSP 36449); Ouro Branco (Serra de Ouro Branco), M.B. da Silva and H.Y. Yamaguti leg., 10.III. 2005 ( MZSP 36448). São Paulo: Bananal (Pousada Brejal), J.P. Pombal and O.C. Oliveira leg., 8.V. 1998 ( MNRJ 4864).

Geographical distribution ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ): A. luteus   was known only from the type locality, Itatiaia in the Serra da Mantiqueira, state of Rio de Janeiro (Pinto-da-Rocha 2002, Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2005). The five new records presented here extend the known distribution to the southern Serra do Espinhaço and high Rio Doce valley, both in the state of Minas Gerais, and Serra da Bocaina   in the state of São Paulo.


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