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Taito spaceinvaders
Taito spaceinvaders - macho - INPA 1206 (2)
Taito spaceinvaders Kury & Barros, 2014, male from Brazil. Photo Copyright © A.B. Kury.

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Cosmetidae

Subfamily

Cosmetinae

Genus

Taito

Taito spaceinvaders Kury & Barros, 2014 is the type species (by original designation) of the genus Taito (Laniatores: Cosmetidae).

TaxonomyEdit

EtymologyEdit

Taito spaceinvaders

Snapshot of the spaceinvaders game.

Space Invaders (Japanese Supûsu Inbêdâ) is an arcade video game manufactured and sold by Taito and very successful and popular worldwide in the 1980s.

DiagnosisEdit

From original description[1].

Dorsal scutum of male extremely elongated (ratio ca. 1.58). Scutal area III with two minute tubercles. Anal operculum with a stout median blunt protuberance, very slightly bifid only at the tip (Figure 24a,b,d). Dorso-apical apophysis of coxa IV as a single acuminate spine (Figure 24a). Femur IV only gently curved, dorsally unarmed, distal-prolateral armed with comb of seven curved spines (Figure 24e,f,g). Equuleus compact with two well separate feet and arms but crown prongs coalesced.

NotesEdit

Additional images - GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kury, A.B. & Barros, CM. (2014) A new genus and eight new species of Amazonian cosmetines (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cosmetidae). Zoological Studies, 53: 1-46.

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