Gonyleptes pustulatus Sorensen , 1884, Sorensen, 1884

Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo, Benedetti, Alipio Rezende, de Vasconcelos, Eduardo Gomes & Hara, Marcos Ryotaro, 2012, New systematic assignments in Gonyleptoidea (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores), ZooKeys 198, pp. 25-68: 38

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scientific name

Gonyleptes pustulatus Sorensen , 1884
status

 

Gonyleptes pustulatus Sorensen, 1884   Fig. 12

Gonyleptes pustulatus   Sørensen, 1884: 603, Kury 2003: 128; (male holotype, Brazil, ZMUC, examined from detailed photo).

Gonyleptes guttatus   Roewer, 1917: 125, fig. 25 (♂); Kury 2003: 128; (male holotype, Brazil, São Paulo, Santos, SMF 1321, examined). Syn. n.

Material examined.

BRAZIL. Locality not specified further, male holotype of Gonyleptes pustulatus   , examined from photo (ZMUC). São Paulo: Santos, male holotype of Gonyleptes guttatus   (SMF 1321). Rio de Janeiro: Casimiro de Abreu, 5 ♂ & 6 ♀ (MNRJ 17456).

Diagnosis.

Gonyleptes pustulatus   (Fig. 12 A–B) superficially resembles Gonyleptes bimaculatus   because of the conspicuous white patches on mesotergum. Males of Gonyleptes pustulatus   can be distinguished from Gonyleptes bimaculatus   by: femur IV armed (unarmed in Gonyleptes bimaculatus   ) and presence of a bifid retrolateral apical apophysis on coxa IV.

Description.

Penis (Fig. 12 C–D; MNRJ 17456): ventral plate with slightly inflated middle region, a deep distal U-cleft on anterior margin (its distal tips are divergent), 3 distal pairs of long, curved setae, 1 median pair of short setae, 4 basal pairs of spatulate setae. Stylus slightly straight, with apex slightly swollen. Ventral process robust, apex flabelliform with serrated and rounded distal margin.

Taxonomical note.

Gonyleptes pustulatus   is a remarkable species by body color pattern. It was described without any illustration. Probably this was the reason that kept this species virtually unknown and led Roewer to describe Gonyleptes guttatus   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Gonyleptidae

Genus

Gonyleptes

Loc

Gonyleptes pustulatus Sorensen , 1884

Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo, Benedetti, Alipio Rezende, de Vasconcelos, Eduardo Gomes & Hara, Marcos Ryotaro 2012
2012
Loc

Gonyleptes pustulatus

Kirby 1819
1819
Loc

Gonyleptes guttatus

Kirby 1819
1819