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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. Photographs of live specimens, kept in the laboratory 58 Adult male 59 Immature specimen 60 Adult female 61 Adult female protecting her egg sac. Scales: 1 mm (Figure 59), 4 mm (Figure 58), 6 mm (Figure 60).
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Figure 10: Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n. Photographs of live specimens, kept in the laboratory 58 Adult male 59 Immature specimen 60 Adult female 61 Adult female protecting her egg sac. Scales: 1 mm (Figure 59), 4 mm (Figure 58), 6 mm (Figure 60).

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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. Photographs of live specimens, kept in the laboratory 58 Adult male 59 Immature specimen 60 Adult female 61 Adult female protecting her egg sac. Scales: 1 mm (Figure 59), 4 mm (Figure 58), 6 mm (Figure 60).
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Figure 10: Paratropis tuxtlensis sp. n. Photographs of live specimens, kept in the laboratory 58 Adult male 59 Immature specimen 60 Adult female 61 Adult female protecting her egg sac. Scales: 1 mm (Figure 59), 4 mm (Figure 58), 6 mm (Figure 60).
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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.

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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.

No MeSH data available.