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Noideattella famafa       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_0003260). Total length 1.8. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace brown, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge with pair of pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides finely reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly 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, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, all eyes oval; posterior eye row recurved from both above and 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 as long as wide, brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface finely reticulate, without pits, microsculpture medially and in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; promargin without teeth; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, evenly scattered, the chelicerae paturon inner margin lack macroseta.; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified. Labium triangular, not 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 excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization. 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 large, elliptical, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, 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, brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: dark red-brown, femora and basal half of tibiae darkened; 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 absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I p0-0-2; r0-0-2; IV p0-0-1; (leg I: the metatarsus ventral surface is protruded in leg I. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus light; femur without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, narrow in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, spherical.
Noideattella famafa, male abdomen, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male abdomen, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male abdomen, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male habitus, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male habitus, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male habitus, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male leg I, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male palp, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male palp, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male palp, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male palp, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male carapace, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male carapace, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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Noideattella famafa, male carapace, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03260)

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            Female (PBI_OON_0003938). Total length 2.0. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Female palp claws absent; spines absent. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I, II p2-1-1; r1-1-1; IV p0-0-1; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; r1-1-0; (leg IV: spine on tibia IV smaller than those in tibia I and II. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Noideattella famafa, female abdomen, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female carapace, anterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female abdomen, posterior view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female carapace, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female habitus, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female habitus, lateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female leg I, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female leg I, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female leg IV, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female leg IV, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female palp, retrolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female palp, prolateral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female habitus, ventral view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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Noideattella famafa, female carapace, dorsal view (image by FA, specimen ID: ---03938)

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DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
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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 00003938  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo    Station Forrestiere Angavokely, 22 km E Antananarivo  2 Adult Female    1300  -18.92666; 47.75000  low canopy remnant forest  08 Sept 2001  D. Andriamalala, T. Andriambinintsoa, J.J. Rafanomezantsoa, D. Ubick  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003260  MADAGASCAR  Antananarivo    Station Forrestiere Angavokely, 22 km E Antananarivo  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1300  -18.92666; 47.75000  low canopy remnant forest  08 Sept 2001  D. Andriamalala, T. Andriambinintsoa, J.J. Rafanomezantsoa, D. Ubick  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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