Six new species of Scytodes Latreille, 1804 (Araneae, Scytodidae) from Brazil

Cristina A. RHEIMS & Antonio Domingos BRESCOVIT

en Zoosystema 22 (4) - Pages 719-730

Published on 29 December 2000

Six new species of Scytodes from the Amazon region in northern Brazil are described: S. piroca n. sp., distinguished by a needle-like embolus covered by a wide concave distal projection; S. vieirae n. sp., distinguished by a bifid distal area of the bulb; S. auricula n. sp., distinguished by a sickle-like embolus, distal projection with truncated tip and very small apophysis, all from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, in the state of Acre; S. balbina n. sp., from Balbina, distinguished by the male palpal bulb with a very long and distally curved embolus and a flattened distal hyaline projection and the female’s large and laterally expanded seminal receptacles with a sclerotized area adjacent to their bases; S. mapia n. sp., from Rio Mapiá, Borba, distinguished by a triangular fovea that does not project anteriorly and by the semicircular shape of the larger pair of seminal receptacles, both from state of Amazonas and S. altamira n. sp., from Cachoeira, Altamira, in the state of Pará, distinguished by the bulb’s leaf-like embolus and the distal area, with several projections.


Araneae, Brazil, Scytodes, Scytodidae, new species.

Download full article in PDF format Order a reprint