Chilelopsis calderoni

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Chilelopsis calderoni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Nemesiidae
Genus: Chilelopsis
Species: C. calderoni
Binomial name
Chilelopsis calderoni
Goloboff, 1995[1]

Chilelopsis calderoni is a species of mygalomorph spiders of Chile, named after Dr Raúl Calderón.[2] Males differ from C. puertoviejo in the more sinuous distal portion of the bulbal duct; females differ in the spermathecae with a distinct fundus and a narrowed duct. Males differ from C. serena by the presence of a dense patch of setae on the anterior tibiae, females in the undivided spermathecae.


  • Female: total length 17.95 millimetres (0.707 in); cephalothorax length 6.4 millimetres (0.25 in), width 5.3 millimetres (0.21 in); cephalic region length 4 millimetres (0.16 in), width 3.55 millimetres (0.140 in); fovea width 0.67 millimetres (0.026 in); medial ocular quadrangle length 0.55 millimetres (0.022 in), width 1.01 millimetres (0.040 in); labium length 0.65 millimetres (0.026 in), width 1.12 millimetres (0.044 in); sternum length 3.32 millimetres (0.131 in), width 2.82 millimetres (0.111 in); clypeus width 0.35 millimetres (0.014 in). Its cephalic region is wide and convex, while its fovea is deep, and straight. Its labium possesses no cuspules, and a serrula is absent. Its sternal sigilla is small and oval. Its chelicerae are robust and short; rastellum formed by long and attenuate but stiff setae. The entire spider is a light yellow colour, while its abdomen has a series of mottles along its dorsum.[2]
  • Male: total length 11.24 millimetres (0.443 in); cephalothorax length 5.56 millimetres (0.219 in), width 4.73 millimetres (0.186 in); labium length is 0.62 of its width; sternum width is 0.92 of its length. Its cephalic region is wide and short. Its clypeus is wide. Chelicerae has a weak rastellum, with a large intercheliceral tumescence. Its labium possesses 3 cusps. Its posterior sigilla is large and separated from margin. Its legs and cephalothorax are a yellowish colour, while its abdomen is yellowish with brown spots.[2]


Sand dunes in Regions III (Atacama Region) and IV (Coquimbo Region).

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  1. ^ "Gen. Chilelopsis Goloboff, 1995". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Goloboff, Pablo A. "A revision of the South American spiders of the family Nemesiidae (Araneae, Mygalomorphae). Part 1, Species from Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. Bulletin of the AMNH; no. 224." (1995).

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