Scytodes ilhota, Rheims, Cristina A. & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2009

Rheims, Cristina A. & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2009, New additions to the Brazilian fauna of the genus Scytodes Latreille (Araneae: Scytodidae) with emphasis on the Atlantic Forest species, Zootaxa 2116, pp. 1-45: 43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.187984

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scientific name

Scytodes ilhota
status

new species

Scytodes ilhota   new species

Figs. 153–156 View FIGURES 153 – 159. 153 – 156

Scytodes lineatipes: Keyserling 1891: 163   , pl. 5, fig. 112 (only the male from Blumenau, misidentification).

Type material: Holotype: male from Morro do Baú [26 ° 48 ' 29 " S; 48 ° 57 ' 19 " W], Ilhota   , Santa Catarina, Brazil, 4 February 1996, A.B. Kury, A.B. Bonaldo & R. Pinto da Rocha, deposited in MCN.

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition that refers to the type locality of the holotype.

Diagnosis. Males of Scytodes ilhota   n.sp. are distinguished from those of the remaining Neotropical Scytodes   by the distal area of the bulb with a dorsal, truncated and concave region and a ventral sclerotized process ( Figs. 154–156 View FIGURES 153 – 159. 153 – 156 ).

Description. Male (Holotype, MCN). Carapace pale yellow with dark brown pattern, as shown on Fig. 153 View FIGURES 153 – 159. 153 – 156 . Chelicerae pale yellow with median longitudinal brown stripe. Pedipalps pale yellow with few ventral and prolateral brown marks. Labium and endites pale yellow. Sternum pale yellow with faint brown markings in front of each coxae. Legs pale yellow. Femora I-IV with ventral, longitudinal marks. Abdomen gray with black pattern ( Fig. 153 View FIGURES 153 – 159. 153 – 156 ). Total length 3.3. Carapace slightly domed, 1.7 long, 1.5 wide. Eye diameters: PME 0.14, ALE 0.14, PLE 0.14. Lateral eyes on a tubercle. Chelicerae with subapical hyaline keel and ten slightly conspicuous stridulatory ridges. Labium 0.14 long, 0.18 wide. Sternum 0.94 long, 0.74 wide. Leg measurements: I: femur 3.4, patella 0.4, tibia 3.7, metatarsus 4.3, tarsus 0.7, total 12.5; II: 2.4, 0.4, 2.4, 2.7, 0.6, 8.5; III: 1.6, 0.4, 1.3, 1.6, 0.5, 5.4; IV: 2.3, 0.4, 2.0, 2.3, 0.5, 7.5. Palpal femur with stridulatory pick short and stout on triangular and projected socket. Cymbium with single strong distal spine ( Figs. 154–155 View FIGURES 153 – 159. 153 – 156 ). Bulb 0.48 long, medially constricted, with dorsal, truncated and concave distal region and a ventral sclerotized process ( Figs. 154–156 View FIGURES 153 – 159. 153 – 156 ). Abdomen 1.6 long, 1.3 wide, covered with slender hairs.

Female unknown.

Distribution. Atlantic Forest. Only known from the type locality, in the state of Santa Catarina.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Scytodidae

Genus

Scytodes

Loc

Scytodes ilhota

Rheims, Cristina A. & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2009
2009
Loc

Scytodes lineatipes:

Keyserling 1891: 163
1891