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Cymbiapophysa homeroi

IUCN Status

Type Locality : Province of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Canton Santo Domingo, Parish of San José de Alluriquín, Reserve Rio Guajalito, trail Los Españoles

Etymology : The specific epithet is a patronym for my father, Homero Giovanni Peñaherrera Zavala, who has always been a main pillar of my life, and always supported my crazy ideas...


Male Activity

Three new species of Cymbiapophysa Gabriel & Sherwood, 2020 are described from south, central, and north-western Ecuador, showing the wide range of distribution that this genus has in Ecuador and its biogeographical provinces. These three new species are easily differentiated from other congeners based on keel morphology of the male palpal bulb. Supplementary information about the locality of C. magna Sherwood, Gabriel, Brescovit & Lucas, 2021 is provided, alongside additional data on morphology and some commentaries about the general distribution and biogeography of Cymbiapophysa. Additionally, a taxonomic key for males of Cymbiapophysa species is presented, based on the palpal bulb morphology.
ZooKeys 1178: 17-38

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