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Malagiella andringitra       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_03234). Total length 1.53. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace dark red-brown, without any pattern, broadly 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 strongly reticulate, sides strongly reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin undulate, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; 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 present, dark, needle-like. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE 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, orange-brown, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity present, occupying anterior half of sternum, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow wrinkled, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, without pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner with strongly sclerotized triangle in male, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae abundant, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon distal region unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, serrula present in single row, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites with apico-median lobe bearing dense scopula and apico-lateral rounded lobe bearing serrula.. 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, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum 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, red-brown, 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 strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, red-brown, long, almost rectangular, 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: red-brown, 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, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex present, 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; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-0. 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 large, oval, situated between anterior and posterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments orange-brown; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, one to two times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-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 orange-brown, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Malagiella andringitra, male abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male carapace, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male habitus, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male palp, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male palp, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male sternum, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male palp, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male palp, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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Malagiella andringitra, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03234)

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            Female (PBI_OON 3376). Total length 1.80. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less. Clypeus sloping forward in lateral view. Sternum median concavity absent, surface smooth, microsculpture only in furrows, anterior margin unmodified. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Pedicel tube short, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel. Dorsal scutum covering 1/2 to 3/4 of abdomen, between 1/4 and 1/2 abdomen width, not fused to epigastric scutum. Epigastric scutum small lateral sclerites present, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, widely hexagonal, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets present. Abdomen setae setal patch weakly represented. LEGS: patella plus tibia I longer than carapace, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak 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; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: receptaculum not sinuous in ventral view..
Malagiella andringitra, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female carapace, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female epigynum, epigynal area, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female habitus, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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Malagiella andringitra, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03375)

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Malagiella andringitra, female epigynum, epigynal area, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03376)

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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 00003375  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa    Res. Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavo  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96600  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003376  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa    Res. Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavo  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96600  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 
PBI_OON 00003234  MADAGASCAR  Fianarantsoa    Res. Andringitra, 38 km S Ambalavo  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1680  -22.20000; 46.96600  rainforest  23 Oct 1993  B.L. Fisher  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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