Mago mimicus, Ruiz, 2017

Ruiz, Gustavo R. S., 2017, On four new species of the jumping spider genus Mago O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1882 from South America (Araneae: Salticidae), Zootaxa 4329 (6), pp. 584-593: 586-588

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4329.6.4

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scientific name

Mago mimicus
status

sp. nov.

Mago mimicus   sp. nov.

Figs 3–4 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 7–8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 , 12–13 View FIGURES 9 – 13 , 26 View FIGURE 26

Type material. Holotype: male from Río Guamán , Jondachi –Loreto road, Napo, Ecuador (0.77223°S 77.6408°W), 1050 m elev., 31.X.2010, W. & D. Maddison, M. Veja & M. Reyes leg. (UBC-SEM). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The epithet is an adjective and refers to the strong resemblance between this species and M. furcatus   sp. nov. Nevertheless, rather than being mimics, their similarity is probably due to their close phylogenetic relationship.

Diagnosis. This species seems to be closely related to M. furcatus   sp. nov. by having a developed, acute RvTA pointing ventro-retrolaterally ( Figs 10–13 View FIGURES 9 – 13 ). The male of M. mimicus   can be distinguished from that of M. furcatus   by having a smooth embolic base, with no additional apophysis   ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 13 ).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length: 5.23. Carapace reddish dark brown with lighter area behind fovea ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ) holding a tuft of white scales ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4 ); 2.61 long, 1.83 wide, 1.37 high. Length of ocular quadrangle: 1.22; anterior eye row 1.80 wide, posterior 1.70 wide. No eyebrow or clypeal tuft ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 4 ). Chelicera dark brown ( Figs 4 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ), with no mastidion, but with keel along frontal border; two promarginal teeth, a line of about three subpromarginal minute teeth not overlapping prolateral teeth, and five separate retrolateral teeth; fang unmodified. Palp dark brown ( Figs 4 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ); RTA and RvTA in right angle ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 9 – 13 ); cymbium oval; tegulum globose with tapering, curved embolus ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 13 ). Sternum yellow. Leg I dark brown with tuft of white scales prolaterally on patella ( Fig. View FIGURES 1 – 4

4); II –IV with yellow femora and striped (brown/yellow) patellae, tibiae and metatarsi ( Figs 4 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ). Leg formula: 1=432. Length of femur I: 1.77; II: 1.42; III: 1.79; IV: 1.82; patella + tibia I: 2.38; II: 1.90; III: 2.04; IV: 1.98; metatarsus + tarsus I: 1.57; II: 1.20; III: 1.77; IV: 1.92. Abdomen dorsally brown with a pale longitudinal line of irregular borders ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ); scattered white scales ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4 ); ventrally with a black area surrounded by pale border ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5 – 8 ). Spinnerets brown. Female. Unknown.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality ( Fig. 26 View FIGURE 26 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Mago