Piaroa guipongai sp. nov. is described based on specimens found in a secondary forest in the department of Tolima, Colombia, representing the third species of Piaroa Villarreal, Giupponi & Tourinho, 2008, and the first from this country. It shares with P. virichaj Villarreal, Giupponi & Tourinho, 2008 the shape and size of the male flagellum and the presence of a conspicuous ventral tubercle in the femur; however, like P. bijagua Armas & Víquez, 2009, it has a larger guard tooth on the chelicerae. When captured, the male holotype emitted an acetic acid secretion, as was previously observed with only 2 other schizomid species. With the addition of this species, the number of Piaroa species is raised to 3, with 5 schizomid species currently known from Colombia.
Schizomida, taxonomy, Colombia, Tolima, acetic acid secretion
MANZANILLA, OSVALDO VILLARREAL and GARCÍA, LUIS FERNANDO
"A new species of Piaroa Villarreal, Giupponi & Tourinho, 2008 (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from Colombia,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 36:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol36/iss2/4