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First record of the mygalomorph spider family Paratropididae (Arachnida, Araneae) in North America with the description of a new species of Paratropis Simon from Mexico, and with new ultramorphological data for the family.

Valdez-Mondragón A, Mendoza JI, Francke OF - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: The juveniles show ontogenetic variation in the number of cuspules on the labium and endites, and in the number and position of leg trichobothria.This is the second Paratropis species, and the third paratropidid known from both sexes.The scanning electron photographs (SEM) reveal new morphological data and contribute to the knowledge of the family.

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Affiliation: Colección Nacional de Arácnidos (CNAN), Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). 3er. Circuito exterior s/n. Apartado Postal 70-153, C.P. 04510, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, Distrito Federal, Mexico City, Mexico ; Alexander Koenig Research Museum of Zoology, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

ABSTRACT
A new species of the genus Paratropis is described from North America: Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n., from a tropical rainforest in Veracruz, Mexico. This is the fifth Paratropis and the tenth paratropidid species described and the first North American record of this Neotropical family. The species is described based on adult males and females, and juveniles. The juveniles show ontogenetic variation in the number of cuspules on the labium and endites, and in the number and position of leg trichobothria. This is the second Paratropis species, and the third paratropidid known from both sexes. The scanning electron photographs (SEM) reveal new morphological data and contribute to the knowledge of the family.

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Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n. Male. 22 Left endite, dorsal view 23 Left endite, apical detail 24 Left endite, detail of the setae 25 Detail of the finger-shaped cuspules on endite 26 Detail of the setae on retrolateral region of left endite 27 Left leg I, dorsal view of the tarsus 28 Left tarsus I, detail of the trichobothria sockets (arrows indicate the cuticular pores) 29 Detail of the glandular pore on the surface of the tarsus. Scales: 10 µm (Figure 29), 50 µm (Figure 25), 100 µm (Figure 26), 200 µm (Figure 28), 300 µm (Figure 24), 400 µm (Figure 23), 500 µm (Figure 27), 1 mm (Figure 22).
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Figure 3: Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n. Male. 22 Left endite, dorsal view 23 Left endite, apical detail 24 Left endite, detail of the setae 25 Detail of the finger-shaped cuspules on endite 26 Detail of the setae on retrolateral region of left endite 27 Left leg I, dorsal view of the tarsus 28 Left tarsus I, detail of the trichobothria sockets (arrows indicate the cuticular pores) 29 Detail of the glandular pore on the surface of the tarsus. Scales: 10 µm (Figure 29), 50 µm (Figure 25), 100 µm (Figure 26), 200 µm (Figure 28), 300 µm (Figure 24), 400 µm (Figure 23), 500 µm (Figure 27), 1 mm (Figure 22).

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First record of the mygalomorph spider family Paratropididae (Arachnida, Araneae) in North America with the description of a new species of Paratropis Simon from Mexico, and with new ultramorphological data for the family.

Valdez-Mondragón A, Mendoza JI, Francke OF - Zookeys (2014)

Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n. Male. 22 Left endite, dorsal view 23 Left endite, apical detail 24 Left endite, detail of the setae 25 Detail of the finger-shaped cuspules on endite 26 Detail of the setae on retrolateral region of left endite 27 Left leg I, dorsal view of the tarsus 28 Left tarsus I, detail of the trichobothria sockets (arrows indicate the cuticular pores) 29 Detail of the glandular pore on the surface of the tarsus. Scales: 10 µm (Figure 29), 50 µm (Figure 25), 100 µm (Figure 26), 200 µm (Figure 28), 300 µm (Figure 24), 400 µm (Figure 23), 500 µm (Figure 27), 1 mm (Figure 22).
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Figure 3: Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n. Male. 22 Left endite, dorsal view 23 Left endite, apical detail 24 Left endite, detail of the setae 25 Detail of the finger-shaped cuspules on endite 26 Detail of the setae on retrolateral region of left endite 27 Left leg I, dorsal view of the tarsus 28 Left tarsus I, detail of the trichobothria sockets (arrows indicate the cuticular pores) 29 Detail of the glandular pore on the surface of the tarsus. Scales: 10 µm (Figure 29), 50 µm (Figure 25), 100 µm (Figure 26), 200 µm (Figure 28), 300 µm (Figure 24), 400 µm (Figure 23), 500 µm (Figure 27), 1 mm (Figure 22).
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Bottom Line: The juveniles show ontogenetic variation in the number of cuspules on the labium and endites, and in the number and position of leg trichobothria.This is the second Paratropis species, and the third paratropidid known from both sexes.The scanning electron photographs (SEM) reveal new morphological data and contribute to the knowledge of the family.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Colección Nacional de Arácnidos (CNAN), Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). 3er. Circuito exterior s/n. Apartado Postal 70-153, C.P. 04510, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, Distrito Federal, Mexico City, Mexico ; Alexander Koenig Research Museum of Zoology, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

ABSTRACT
A new species of the genus Paratropis is described from North America: Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n., from a tropical rainforest in Veracruz, Mexico. This is the fifth Paratropis and the tenth paratropidid species described and the first North American record of this Neotropical family. The species is described based on adult males and females, and juveniles. The juveniles show ontogenetic variation in the number of cuspules on the labium and endites, and in the number and position of leg trichobothria. This is the second Paratropis species, and the third paratropidid known from both sexes. The scanning electron photographs (SEM) reveal new morphological data and contribute to the knowledge of the family.

No MeSH data available.