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Zootaxa. 2014 Jun 6;(3814):81-95. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3814.1.4.

A new Amazonian species of Cryptocellus (Arachnida, Ricinulei), with descriptions of its integumental structures and all free-living life stages.

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1
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.; Email: amtourinho@gmail.com.
2
Carste Consultores Associados, Rua Manoel Alonso Esteves, 93, Jd. Esmeralda, CEP 05589-020, São Paulo, Brazil.; Email: hahniidae@gmail.com.
3
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Coordenação de Biodiversidade (CBIO), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Entomologia, Avenida André Araújo, 2936, Aleixo, CEP 69011-970, Cx. Postal 478, Manaus, AM, Brazil. The George Washington University, Department of Biological Sciences, Washington, D.C. 20052, USA; Email: unknown.

Abstract

A new species of Cryptocellus Westwood, 1874 is described, based on males, females and all free-living immature stages. Cryptocellus muiraquitan sp. nov. from Juruti, Pará, Brazil, is a member of the foedus group of species and probably closely related to Cryptocellus icamiabas Tourinho & Azevedo, 2007, C. abaporu Bonaldo & Pinto-da-Rocha, 2003 and C. simonis Hansen & Sørensen, 1904. The new species is illustrated using stereomicroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The large diversity of integumental structures of the new species is described and compared to that of previously studied species of Cryptocellus and Pseudocellus Platnick, 1980.

PMID:
24943414
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.3814.1.4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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