Scytodes genebra, 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: 27-28

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/174E87B6-FFB2-B56E-98D6-FA13FCD84538

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scientific name

Scytodes genebra
status

new species

Scytodes genebra   new species

Figs. 94–96 View FIGURES 94 – 105. 94 – 96

Type material: Holotype: female from Mata Santa Genebra   , Campinas [22 ° 53 ' S; 47 °04' W], São Paulo, Brazil, 15 October 1998, deposited in IBSP 35148.

Paratype: BRAZIL. São Paulo: Jundiaí (Reserva Biológica Municipal da Serra do Japi) [23 ° 13 ' S; 46 ° 56 ' W], 1 Ƥ, 6–10 August 2001, Equipe Biota ( IBSP 92452).

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

Diagnosis. Females of S. genebra   n.sp. are distinguished from those of the remaining Neotropical Scytodes   by the oval hyaline pockets with a large sclerotized area at the base ( Fig. 96 View FIGURES 94 – 105. 94 – 96 ).

Description. Male unknown.

Female (Holotype, IBSP 35148) Carapace pale orange, lighter at center, with brown pattern as shown on Fig. 94 View FIGURES 94 – 105. 94 – 96 . Chelicerae pale orange with dorsal, longitudinal brown stripe. Pedipalps pale yellow with prolateral brown stripe. Labium and endites pale yellow, distally cream colored. Sternum cream colored with slightly darker margins and black borders in front of each coxae. Legs pale yellow. Femora I –IV with pair of longitudinal, ventral brown stripes. Tibiae and metatarsi I –IV distally brown. Abdomen pale yellow with faint black pattern ( Fig. 94 View FIGURES 94 – 105. 94 – 96 ). Total length 5.4. Carapace domed, 2.8 long, 2.2 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 0.24 long, 0.28 wide. Sternum 1.32 long, 1.1 wide. Leg measurements: I: femur 5.8, patella 0.9, tibia 6.5, metatarsus 8.3, tarsus 1.2, total 22.7; II: 4.5, 0.9, 4.6, 5.5, 1.0, 16.5; III: 4.0, 0.9, 2.7, 3.5, 1.0, 12.1; IV: 4.6, 0.9, 4.3, 4.9, 1.0, 15.7. Palpal femur with stridulatory pick short and stout with rounded and projected socket. Epigynum with small positioning ridges with two to three ridges, separated from each other by 4–5 times their width ( Fig. 95 View FIGURES 94 – 105. 94 – 96 ). Vulva with globose spermathecae on narrow stalks adjacent to oval hyaline pockets ( Fig. 96 View FIGURES 94 – 105. 94 – 96 ). Abdomen 2.5 long, 2.0 wide, covered with slender hairs.

Distribution. Atlantic Forest. State of São Paulo.

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Scytodidae

Genus

Scytodes