Lycinus frayjorge

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

Lycinus frayjorge is a mygalomorph spider of Chile, named after its type locality: Parque Nacional Fray Jorge, Limarí, Region IV (Coquimbo).[2] The female spermathecae are most similar to those of L. gajardoi, which differs by the less numerous maxillary cuspules, the lighter scopula IV, and the presence of pseudopreening combs.

Description[edit]

  • Female: total length 24.9 millimetres (0.98 in); cephalothorax length 9.9 millimetres (0.39 in), width 8.8 millimetres (0.35 in); cephalic region length 6.55 millimetres (0.258 in), width 6.6 millimetres (0.26 in); fovea width 1.4 millimetres (0.055 in); medial ocular quadrangle length 0.84 millimetres (0.033 in), width 1.35 millimetres (0.053 in); labium length 1.05 millimetres (0.041 in), width 1.95 millimetres (0.077 in); sternum length 5.6 millimetres (0.22 in), width 4.5 millimetres (0.18 in). Its cephalic region is short, wide and convex. Its labium possesses 1 cuspule. A serrula is absent and its sternum is reborded. Chelicerae: rastellum is formed by numerous small, short and blunt cusps. Its cephalothorax is yellowish-brown, with dark striae, while its legs are a uniformly yellowish-brown colour and the dorsal abdomen is dark-brown, with a chevron as in L. epipiptus, but almost hidden by a dark pubescence and pigmentation.[2]

Distribution and Behaviour[edit]

Only from its type locality, Region IV (Coquimbo Region). They are found in a habitat similar to that described for Chaco socos, at the side of a ravine, from burrows closed with the typical double flap.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taxon details Lycinus frayjorge Goloboff, 1995". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b 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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