Scytodes bocaina, 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: 26

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Scytodes bocaina
status

new species

Scytodes bocaina   new species

Figs. 90–93 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89

Type material: Holotype: male from Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina   , São José do Barreiro [22 ° 43 ' S; 44 ° 36 ' W], São Paulo, Brazil, 28 April – 3 May 2002, Equipe Biota, deposited in IBSP 92307.

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

Diagnosis. The males of Scytodes bocaina   n.sp. resemble those of S. jurubatuba   n.sp. ( Figs. 87–88 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89 ) by the short and distally narrowed bulb. They are distinguished by the prolateral, strongly curved projection ( Figs. 91, 93 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89 ).

Description. Male (Holotype, IBSP 92307). Carapace pale orange, medially lighter, with dark brown pattern as shown on Fig. 90 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89 . Chelicerae slightly lighter than carapace with dorsal, longitudinal, brown stripe. Pedipalps pale yellow. Labium pale yellow with brown margins. Endites pale yellow. Sternum cream colored with brown markings in front of each coxae. Legs pale yellow. Femur I-IV with ventral pair of longitudinal brown stripes. Patellae dark brown and tibia with dark extremities. Abdomen yellowish white with black pattern ( Fig. 90 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89 ). Total length 3.5. Carapace slightly domed, 1.8 long, 1.6 wide. Eye diameters: PME 0.14, ALE 0.14, PLE 0.14. Lateral eyes on a tubercle. Chelicerae with subapical hyaline keel and inconspicuous stridulatory ridges. Labium 0.18 long, 0.24 wide. Sternum 0.92 long, 0.76 wide. Leg measurements: I: femur 2.2, patella 0.4, tibia 2.6, metatarsus 2.7, tarsus 0.6, total 8.5; II: 1.8, 0.4, 1.6, 2.0, 0.6, 6.4; III: 1.1, 0.4, 1.2, 1.1, 0.4, 4.2; IV: 1.6, 0.4, 1.5, 1.6, 0.6, 5.7. Palpal femur with stridulatory pick short and stout with slightly projected socket. Cymbium with single strong distal spine ( Figs. 91–92 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89 ). Bulb 0.62 long. Distal region with short, prolateral sclerotized process and strongly curved projection ( Figs. 91, 93 View FIGURES 86 – 93. 86 – 89 ). Abdomen 1.7 long, 1.5 wide, covered with slender hairs.

Female unknown.

Distribution. Atlantic Forest. Only known from the type locality, in the state of São Paulo.

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Scytodidae

Genus

Scytodes