Cuiambuca gen. nov., a new genus of Sparianthinae spiders (Araneae: Sparassidae) from Brazil

  • A new genus of Sparianthinae spiders, Cuiambuca gen. nov., is proposed to include the type species, Cuiambuca vacabrava sp. nov. (♂♀), from Paraíba and Sergipe, C. aratangi sp. nov. (♂♀), from Paraíba and Pernambuco, and C. borborema sp. nov. (♀) from Alagoas, all in northeastern Brazil. The genus is remarkable in that it exhibits a partly sclerotized conductor, with a sclerotized base and a distal hyaline sheath, in the male palp, a keyhole-shaped median septum in the female epigyne as well as a gourd-shaped spermathecae and blind ending projection in the vulva. All species are described and illustrated and a distribution map is provided.

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Author:Cristina A. RheimsORCiD
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (856:152-169)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2023/02/02
Date of first Publication:2023/02/02
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/02/03
Tag:Neotropical region; New genus; New species
Page Number:18
First Page:152
Last Page:169
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0