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Title: New Venezuelan genus of Hubardiidae (Arachnida: Schizomida)
Authors: Manzanilla, Osvaldo Villarreal
Ponce de Leão Giupponi, Alessandro
Tourinho, A. L.
Keywords: Arachnida
Issue Date: 2008
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Zootaxa
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 1860, Pags. 60-68
Abstract: A new Amazonian genus and species of Schizomida is described from Tobogán de la Selva, Amazonas state in Venezuela. Piaroa virichaj n. gen. and n. sp is the seventh species of the order described for Venezuela. Piaroa virichaj gen. and n. sp. is distinguished by having the metapeltidium entire; abdominal segment IX - XII elongated in the male; male without posterodorsal abdominal process on segment XII; male flagellum flattened dorsoventrally, very elongated, with two small dorsomedian depressions; pedipalps not sexually dimorphic; spermathecae with lateral lobes slender and curved, with the base swollen, ending in slightly trifid bulbs; medial lobes absent; gonopod absent. The locality where the species was collected is shown in a map, a discussion on the taxonomic characters of the new genus and species, the relationships of the new genus and the interrelationship of some species in Hubardiidae are provided. Copyright © 2008 Magnolia Press.
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