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Prethopalpus attenboroughi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 7438). Total length 1.04. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace white, 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, clypeus with pair of small projections containing stiff setae, 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 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, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, reduced, tiny, aLE 0.030, PME 0.016, PLE 0.016, all subequal, all eyes circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by more than their diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME separated by their radius to diameter, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium white. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; 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, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 1 or 2 setae on anterior margin. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites twice as long as wide, tooth-like projection tiny.. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, 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 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 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, white, long, almost rectangular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. 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 stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with 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 near as long as 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, circular, 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 white; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, distal tip a medially bent hook; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella subbasally; patella longer than femur, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium white, narrow in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb white, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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Prethopalpus attenboroughi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07438)

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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 00007438  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Horn I, Torres Strait  1 Adult Male      -10.61667; 142.28330    02 Dec 1986  J. Gallon  QM 
PBI_OON 00007438  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Horn I, Torres Strait  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -10.61667; 142.28330    02 Dec 1986  J. Gallon  QM 


 
 
 
 
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