Scytodes marlieria, 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: 15-16

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Scytodes marlieria
status

new species

Scytodes marlieria   new species

Figs. 48–51 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47

Type material: Holotype: male from Marliéria   [19 ° 43 ' S; 42 ° 45 ' W], Minas Gerais, Brazil, 24 July 1996, R.L. Ferreira & M.M.G.S. Mello-Marques, deposited in IBSP 36480.

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

Diagnosis. Males of Scytodes marlieria   sp.n. are distinguished from those of the remaining Neotropical Scytodes   by the very slender, slightly laminar distal region ( Figs. 49–50 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47 ) with a prolateral sclerotized process ( Fig. 50–51 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47 ).

Description. Male (Holotype, IBSP 36480). Carapace pale yellow with brown pattern, as shown on Fig. 48 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47 . Chelicerae pale yellow with median longitudinal brown stripe. Pedipalps with dorsal and prolateral longitudinal stripes. Labium orange. Endites cream colored. Sternum cream colored with brown markings in front of each coxae. Legs pale yellow. Femora and tibiae I –IV with ventral pair of longitudinal brown stripes. Abdomen whitish gray ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47 ). Total length 3.1. Carapace slightly domed, 1.7 long, 1.5 wide. Eye diameters: PME 0.12, ALE 0.12, PLE 0.12. Lateral eyes on a tubercle. Chelicerae with subapical hyaline keel and inconspicuous stridulatory ridges. Labium 0.10 long, 0.18 wide. Sternum 0.92 long, 0.76 wide. Leg measurements: I: femur 4.0, patella 0.4, tibia 4.3, metatarsus 5.1, tarsus 0.7, total 14.5; II: 2.8, 0.4, 2.8, 3.2, 0.6, 9.8; III: 1.5, 0.4, 1.5, 1.8, 0.5, 5.7; IV: 2.6, 0.4, 2.5, 2.8, 0.6, 8.9. Palpal femur with long and slender stridulatory pick with rounded and slightly projected socket. Cymbium with single, strong distal spine ( Fig. View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47

49). Bulb 0.44 long, distally narrowed and slightly bent ( Figs. 49–50 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47 ). Distal region spoon shaped with retrolateral sclerotized process ( Figs. 50–51 View FIGURES 44 – 51. 44 – 47 ). Abdomen 1.4 long, 1.2 covered with short, slender hairs. Female unknown.

Distribution. Cerrado. Only known from the type locality, in the state of Minas Gerais.

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Scytodidae

Genus

Scytodes