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Malagiella goodmani       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON 10247). Total length 1.38. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica finely reticulate, sides finely 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, sloping forward 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 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 unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, 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 abundant, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. 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, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, 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 weakly sclerotized, white, without color pattern, covering 1/2 to 3/4 of abdomen, between 1/4 and 1/2 abdomen width, not 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 present, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, widely hexagonal, only around epigastric furrow, not 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 present. 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 longer than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula 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; IV v0-0-2; 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: Ventral view: postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized. Receptaculum broad and straight..
Malagiella goodmani, female habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female epigynum, epigynal area, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female epigynum, epigynal area, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female gonopore (male genital area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female gonopore (male genital area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---10247)

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Malagiella goodmani, female abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03920)

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Malagiella goodmani, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---03920)

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DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
Malagiella goodmani 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 00003920  MADAGASCAR  Toliara    15 km NW Eminiminy  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1500  -24.57000; 46.73000    17 Nov 1995  S. Goodman  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010247  MADAGASCAR  Toliara    8 km NW Eminiminy, R. N. I. d'Andohahela, parcel 1  1 Adult Female  Paratype  440  -24.62600; 46.76500    19 Oct 1995  S. Goodman  FMNH 


 
 
 
 
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