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A new species of Tmesiphantes (Araneae, Theraphosidae) from the state of Para, Brazil

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Author(s):
Gonzalez-Filho, Hector M. O. [1] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [1] ; Lucas, Sylvia M. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: IHERINGIA SERIE ZOOLOGIA; v. 104, n. 2, p. 223-227, Jun. 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

A new species of Tmesiphantes Simon, 1892, T. aridai sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on three males and three females collected at the Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Santarém, state of Pará, Brazil. Males can be distinguished from T. perp Guadanucci & Silva, 2012 by the palpal bulb with an inconspicous tegular basal projection, but presenting a very slender embolus with shorter keels not extending to the tip, and from T. nubilus Simon, 1892 by the tibial apophysis with two similarly sized branches, the prolateral one with a strong spine on the retrolateral margin. Females resemble T. nubilus by the aspect of the seminal receptacle but the constriction near the apex is less evident and apex shape is irregular. The new species represents the first record of Tmesiphantes from the Amazonian region, bringing the total number of species to eight. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50689-0 - Systematic of the neotropical haplogynae spiders (Arachnida, Araneae)
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants