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Brignolia cobre       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 489). Total length 1.32. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, with dark brown egg-shaped patches behind eyes, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners with strongly sclerotized, triangular extension, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, posterior declivity without distinct shoulders, without radiating rows of pits, posterior margin rounded; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin strongly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove present. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with stout projection (Brignolia type), posteromedian part unmodified, much more heavily sclerotized than sternum. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers small, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region with W-shaped scutal ridge, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus absent. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex present, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp minute, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments dark red-brown; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, tip with numerous ledgelike ridges; trochanter normal size, unmodified, ventral lobe flattened, rectangular; femur normal size, one to two times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella about as long as femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria with 2 trichobothria; cymbium dark red-brown, narrow in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb dark red-brown, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, slender, elongated.
Brignolia cobre, male abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male abdomen, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male carapace, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male bulb, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00488)

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Brignolia cobre, male abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male bulb, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male carapace, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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            Female (PBI_OON 489). Total length 1.43. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace without any pattern. Sternum anterior margin unmodified. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Dorsal view: posterior tube extending, tip apparently bifid.
Brignolia cobre, female abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

Brigncobrefpcard00489ND.tif

Brignolia cobre, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female carapace, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

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Brignolia cobre, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

Brigncobrefscard00489ND.tif

Brignolia cobre, female carapace, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00489)

Brigncobrefscart00489ND.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ; BERMUDA; CUBA; JAMAICA; USA; VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)
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MATERIAL EXAMINED
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PBI USI Country State Division Locality Sex Type Status Elevation(m) GPS Coordinate Habitat Collection_Date Collector Inst. Code
PBI_OON 00010734  ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA  Parish of Saint John    Galley Beach E Manzanilla woods  1 Adult Female      17.11590; -61.89706  basal core, palm stump-trunk with termites  15 Jan 1986  D. Field, W. Suter  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00027423  BERMUDA  Pembroke Parish    Bermuda  1 Adult Male    32.29956; -64.78129  basal core, palm stump-trunk with termites    N. Weber  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000489  CUBA  Santiago    El Cobre, Municipio Santiago de Cuba  4 Adult Female      20.04666; -75.93888  basal core, palm stump-trunk with termites  07 May 2010  N. Platnick, A. Sanchez, A. Perez, G. Alayon  BIOECO 
PBI_OON 00000489  CUBA  Santiago    El Cobre, Municipio Santiago de Cuba  6 Adult Male      20.04666; -75.93888  basal core, palm stump-trunk with termites  07 May 2010  N. Platnick, A. Sanchez, A. Perez, G. Alayon  BIOECO 
PBI_OON 00000488  CUBA  Santiago    Mata Yegua, 2 km NE El Escandel, Municipio Santiago de Cuba  1 Adult Male      20.09277; -75.69694  basal core, palm stump-trunk with termites  10 May 2010  N. Platnick, A. Sanchez, A. Perez, G. Alayon  BIOECO 
PBI_OON 00000499  JAMAICA  Saint Andrew    Mona Road  1 Adult Male      18.01666; -76.76667  basal core, palm stump-trunk with termites  15 Nov 1963  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00001294  USA  Florida  Monroe  Stock Island  2 Adult Female      24.57217; -81.74081  Leaf Litter  17 Dec 1986  J. Klimaszewski, S. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00037510  USA  Florida  Monroe  Stock Island  4 Adult Male      24.57217; -81.74081  Leaf Litter  17 Dec 1986  J. Klimaszewski, S. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001261  USA  Florida  Monroe  Stock Island, botanical garden  1 Adult Female      24.57555; -81.74194  hammock forest, Leaf Litter  19 Nov 1985  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000481  USA  Florida  Monroe  Kitchings, Sugarloaf Key  1 Adult Male      24.66293; -81.53459  hammock forest litter  03 Nov 1984  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00010749  USA  Florida  Monroe  No Name Key, 0.5 mi on Watson Road from bridge  1 Adult Male    24.69750; -81.32833  hammock forest litter  22 Aug 2009  C. Moreau  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00026940  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. Croix    St. Croix  3 Adult Male      17.72967; -64.73447  hammock forest litter  03 Sept 1966  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000500  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. John    no specific locality  1 Adult Male      18.33968; -64.74267  hammock forest litter  01 Jul 1966  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026937  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. Thomas    Charlotte Amalie  1 Adult Male      18.34390; -64.93110  hammock forest litter  14 Feb 1964  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026936  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. Thomas    High School grounds, Charlotte Amalie  1 Adult Male      18.34959; -64.93403  hammock forest litter  22 Feb 1964  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026935  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. Thomas    Charlotte Amalie, E side  3 Adult Male      18.34390; -64.93110  vacant lot  19 Feb 1964  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026675  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. Thomas    no specific locality  1 Adult Male      18.33821; -64.89433  vacant lot  28 Aug 1966  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00026939  VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)  St. Thomas    Hassel's Island  1 Adult Male      18.32842; -64.93488  vacant lot  20 Feb 1964  A. Chickering  MCZ 


 
 
 
 
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