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Malagiella toliara       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 3221). Total length 1.08. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, elongate oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without 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 smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, without denticles; non-marginal pars cephalica setae present in u-shaped row, setae rubbed off of available specimen, but bases visible; non-marginal pars thoracica setae absent; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, 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 absent. Eyes six, reduced, tiny, PME largest, all eyes oval; posterior eye row procurved from both above and front; ALE touching, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity present, occupying anterior half of sternum, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, 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 with strongly sclerotized triangle, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, densest medially, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, densest medially. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle. Endites distally excavated, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, much more heavily sclerotized than sternum. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions pale orange, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Pedicel tube short, scutum extending far dorsal of pedicel. Dorsal scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, short, almost rectangular, covering about 2/3 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, 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: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I near as long as carapace, tibia I unmodified. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-0; tibiae: I, II v4-4-0; IV p1-1-0; v0-0-2; r1-1-0; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-0; III r0-1-0; IV p1-0-0; r1-1-0. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore large, oval, situated between anterior and posterior spiracles; furrow without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; cymbium yellow-brown, ovoid 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 yellow-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male habitus, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male palp, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male bulb, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male bulb, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male bulb, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male embolus, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male embolus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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Malagiella toliara, male embolus, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03377)

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            Female (PBI_OON 3221). Total length 1.34. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus straight in front view, sloping forward in lateral view; setae present, dark, needle-like. Eyes ALE largest; PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum median concavity absent, microsculpture absent, anterior margin unmodified; setae dark, evenly scattered. Mouthparts: Chelicerae anterior face unmodified; setae dark, evenly scattered; paturon distal region unmodified. Labium triangular; without setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel 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 covering 1/2 to 3/4 of abdomen, less than 1/4 abdomen width, not fused to epigastric scutum. Epigastric scutum small lateral sclerites present, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum widely hexagonal, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum. Dorsum setae dark. Epigastric area dark. Postepigastric area setae dark. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets present. LEGS: tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-0; tibiae: I, II v4-4-0; IV p1-1-0; v0-0-1; r1-1-0; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-0; III r0-1-0; IV p1-1-0; r1-1-0. GENITALIA: Ventral view: median sigmoid tube visible through cuticle.
Malagiella toliara, female abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female habitus, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female epigynum, epigynal area, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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Malagiella toliara, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03221)

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DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
Malagiella toliara 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 00003221  MADAGASCAR  Toliara    Andranomite  2 Mixed  Holotype  75  -23.52420; 44.12133  Gallery forest, leaf mold, rotten wood  27 Feb 2002  Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003377  MADAGASCAR  Toliara    Fiherenana  1 Adult Male  Paratype  100  -23.17690; 43.96083  Gallery forest, leaf mold, rotten wood  21 Oct 2002  Frontier Project  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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