A new Colombian species of Cryptocellus (Arachnida, Ricinulei), with notes on the taxonomy of the genus

Zootaxa. 2014 Jun 6;(3814):121-32. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3814.1.7.


Cryptocellus sofiae sp. nov. is described based on males and females obtained from the easternmost part of Colombia, in Vichada Department. The new species is placed in the adisi species-group, based on the morphology of the male copulatory apparatus and the presence of polygonal (navicular or calyx-like) setae. With this addition, the group now comprises four species. A key for the identification of the members of this group is provided. Some taxonomic remarks about the adisi group and the genus Cryptocellus Westwood, 1874 are made.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animals
  • Arachnida / anatomy & histology
  • Arachnida / classification*
  • Colombia
  • Ecosystem
  • Female
  • Male