MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A new species of Drymusa Simon, 1891 (Araneae: Drymusidae) from Chile
FACUNDO MARTÍN LABARQUE; MARTÍN JAVIER RAMÍREZ
STUDIES ON NEOTROPICAL FAUNA AND ENVIRONMENT
Taylor and Francis
Año: 2007 vol. 42 p. 241 - 241
A new species of Drymusa Simon, 1891, from Region VII, Chile, is described and illustrated. The female genitalia is quite different from the other Drymusa species and even from most of the Scytodoidea, having two sclerotized sulci above the epigastric furrow that seemingly provide a guide for the embolus. The male copulatory bulb is also quite different from the other species, having a very long and flexible embolus. This Chilean species is the seventh species of Drymusa described from South America. The presence of a double row of teeth on the ventral surface of the proclaw and a single row on the retroclaw of legs I and II found on this and on other species of Drymusa provides further evidence to support the relationship between Drymusidae Simon, 1891, Periegopidae Simon, 1893 and Scytodidae Blackwall, 1864.