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Prethopalpus marionae       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 23006). Total length 1.09. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow, without any pattern, ovoid 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, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, sides are mostly smooth but cephalic are slightly granulate, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without 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, sloping forward in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae absent. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, eyes relatively small, ALE largest, all eyes circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME separated by less than their radius, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, yellow, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, 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, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, 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 yellow. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified, paturon anterior face with median area of tiny tubercles.; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 1 or 2 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, 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 without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung covers not visible. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, 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 weakly sclerotized, yellow, 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 weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow, 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, serrate. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, serrate. Postepigastric area setae present, light, serrate. Spinneret scutum with fringe of stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane without setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: white, without color pattern; 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 I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. 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 small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified, trochanter tiny; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella subbasally; patella about as long as femur, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, covered with plumose setae, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Prethopalpus marionae, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19930)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---19930)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---19930)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male carapace, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---19930)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23006). Total length 1.22. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace sides are mostly smooth but cephalic are slightly granulate. Eyes eyes relatively small. Labium fused to sternum. Endites endites twice as long as wide.. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers booklung covers not visible. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Prethopalpus marionae, female carapace, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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Prethopalpus marionae, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23006)

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DISTRIBUTION

AUSTRALIA ; PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Prethopalpus marionae 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 00023006  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Webb, 3 km NNE  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -15.05000; 145.15000  rainforest, litter  30 Apr 1981  A. Calder, J. Freehan  ANIC 
PBI_OON 00020941  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Pilgrim Sands  1 Adult Male      -16.07000; 145.46670  Casuarina, litter  20 Jul 1992  R. Raven, P. Lawless, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00019930  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Wudji Wudji, 14. 4 km N  2 Adult Female      -15.86666; 145.31666  litter  04 Nov 1991  P. Lawless, R. Raven, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00021446  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    16km N of Pilgrim Sands (NQ 23)  1 Adult Male      -16.00000; 145.43330  litter  28 Nov 1992  P. Lawless, R. Raven, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00023404  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Webb, 3 km NNE  1 Adult Male      -15.05000; 145.15000  rainforest, litter  30 Apr 1981  A. Calder, J. Freehan  ANIC 
PBI_OON 00020049  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cook,Quarantine Rd.(NQ 21)  2 Adult Female      -15.50000; 145.23330  litter  20 Jul 1992  R. Raven, P. Lawless, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00023404  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Webb, 3 km NNE  2 Adult Female      -15.05000; 145.15000  rainforest, litter  30 Apr 1981  A. Calder, J. Freehan  ANIC 
PBI_OON 00020049  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cook,Quarantine Rd.(NQ 21)  1 Adult Male      -15.50000; 145.23330  litter  20 Jul 1992  R. Raven, P. Lawless, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00023403  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Webb, 3 km NNE  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -15.05000; 145.15000  rainforest, litter  30 Apr 1981  A. Calder, J. Freehan  ANIC 
PBI_OON 00020941  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Pilgrim Sands  1 Adult Female      -16.07000; 145.46670  Casuarina, litter  20 Jul 1992  R. Raven, P. Lawless, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00019930  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Wudji Wudji, 14. 4 km N  5 Adult Male      -15.86666; 145.31666  litter  04 Nov 1991  P. Lawless, R. Raven, M. Shaw  QM 
PBI_OON 00015921  PAPUA NEW GUINEA  National Capital District  Port Moresby  Port Moresby  1 Adult Male      -9.46630; 147.13610  litter  01 Aug 1973  Jyrki Nieminen  MZUT 
PBI_OON 00015921  PAPUA NEW GUINEA  National Capital District  Port Moresby  Port Moresby  1 Adult Female      -9.46630; 147.13610  litter  01 Aug 1973  Jyrki Nieminen  MZUT 
PBI_OON 00015926  PAPUA NEW GUINEA  unknown    Port Moresby  2 Adult Female      -9.46663; 147.13610  litter  22 Sept 1973  Jyrki Nieminen  UTU 
PBI_OON 00015926  PAPUA NEW GUINEA  unknown    Port Moresby  2 Adult Male      -9.46663; 147.13610  litter  22 Sept 1973  Jyrki Nieminen  UTU 


 
 
 
 
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