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Zyngoonops rockox       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 29085). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, posterolateral edge without pits, anterolateral corners with strongly sclerotized, triangular extension, posterolateral surface without spikes, thorax without depressions, carapace anteriorly narrowed to 0.5 times its maximum width. Lateral surfaces with very shallow microsculpture. Carapace stripes as in Z. chambers but dorsal stripe shorter, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered; non-marginal pars cephalica setae present. Clypeus high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent, aLE separated from edge of carapace by more than their diameter; setae present. Eyes six, posterior eye row strongly procurved. ALE one diameter apart; PME almost touching; PLE well-separated from PME, almost touching ALE, ALE largest, PME oval; posterior eye row procurved from above. Sternum longer than wide, yellow, darker anteriorly than posteriorly, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, surface smooth, without pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, posterior margin extending posteriorly, ending in two short sclerotized prongs, anterior corner with strongly sclerotized triangle in male, distance between coxae approximately equal, without posterior hump, no clearly defined radial furrows.; setae abundant, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae anterior face unmodified, very pale yellow; fangs shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon; on posterior surface of paturon a group of small spines located close to outer margin. Labium much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, much wider than long; with setae. Endites much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, endites enlarged and strongly modified. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly. Book lung covers ovoid, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung covers medium-sized. Not covered with white, matted setae. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles, ds yellow, covering almost entire dorsal abdomen. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, color: yellow. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, fused to epigastric scutum, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, pes yellow, long, most of ventral abdomen covered. Lateral apodemes very long. Sperm pore elliptical, wider than long. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, spinneret scutum a narrow, incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae.. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; each leg with four dorsal trichobothria: one on proximal tibia, two on distal tibia, one on distal metatarsus. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, situated behind posterior spiracles; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus embolus tube-shaped, originating distally on palpal bulb. No conductor or other accessory structures; trochanter unmodified, proximal segments and cymbium pale yellow; femur two or more times as long as trochanter, attaching to patella basally, femur about twice as long as patella; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia tibia and patella subequal; cymbium yellow, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, with distal patch of setae.
Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmpcarl29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmphabd29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmpcard29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male habitus, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmphabv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmpcarv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmpendv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmpabdv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmscarl29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmscara29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmscard29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmscarv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male clypeus, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsclya29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male clypeus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsclyl29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male eye group, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmseyed29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male sternum, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsstev29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male pedicel, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmspedd29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male sternum, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmssted29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmschea29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsendv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsemsv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male endites, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsendl29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male endites, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsenda29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsabdl29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male abdomen, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsabda29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsabdv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male pedicel, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmspedl29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male pedicel, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmspedv29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsspov29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male abdomen, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsabdp29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male spinnerets, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsspip29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmspalp29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male palp, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmspalr29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male embolus, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsembp29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsembr29085WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, male endites, modified setae, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29085)

ZYNGOROCKOmsemsl29085WF.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 29108). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace ovoid in dorsal view, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, carapace anteriorly narrowed to 0.5 times its maximum width. Lateral surfaces with very shallow microsculpture. On each lateral surface a short stripe at level of coxal insertion III; non-marginal pars cephalica setae short setae on carapace. Clypeus aLE separated from edge of carapace by more than their diameter. Eyes aLE less than one diameter apart, PME almost touching, PLE well-separated from PME and ALE, ALE oval; posterior eye row straight from above. Sternum uniform, anterior margin unmodified, color: pale yellow. No clearly defined radial furrows.. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon; on posterior surface of paturon a vertical row of long, medially projecting hairs and a group of small spines located close to outer margin. Labium not fused to sternum. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges, segments yellow. Femur twice as long as patella, patella and tibia subequal, tarsus about twice as long as tibia. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers booklung covers relatively small. Not covered with white, matted setae. Dorsal scutum without color pattern, not fused to epigastric scutum, ds covering almost entire dorsal abdomen. Epigastric scutum color: yellow. Postepigastric scutum yellow, not fused to epigastric scutum, pes long, most of ventral abdomen covered. Lateral apodemes very long. Spinneret scutum spinneret scutum a narrow, incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae.. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus colulus present, sporting two setae. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; each leg with four dorsal trichobothria: one on proximal tibia, two on distal tibia, one on distal metatarsus. GENITALIA: Ventral view: anterior margin of PES seemingly forming a scape-like structure; scape as long as PES. On both sides of scape a longitudinal row of medially-directed setae.
Zyngoonops rockox, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfphabd29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfpcard29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfpabdd29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfpabdv29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfpepiv29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfdhabl29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfdhabd29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfdabdv29108WF.tif

Zyngoonops rockox, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---29108)

ZYNGOROCKOfdepiv29108WF.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Zyngoonops rockox coordinates
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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 00029085  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Masako Forest  1 Adult Male  Paratype    0.58333; 25.18333  primary forest  14 Dec 2007  Jocqué R. & Juakaly J.-L.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00029108  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Masako Forest  1 Adult Female  Holotype    0.58333; 25.18333  primary forest  14 Dec 2007  Jocqué R. & Juakaly J.-L.  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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