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Prethopalpus sabah       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 12344). Total length 1.09. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow-brown, 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 smooth, carapce surface smooth but slightly granulate along the lateral margins; one shallow impression anterolaterally and one slit-like impression posteriorly.; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt 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 absent. 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 present, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE: 0.052,\; PME:0.034; PLE:0.045, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, yellow-brown, 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 finely reticulate, without pits, microsculpture everywhere but front, 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-brown. 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; 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, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. 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, endires 2 x as long as wide; tooth-like projection very small.. 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, ribbed, 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, yellow-brown, 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-brown, long, almost rectangular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum without fringe of setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: yellow, 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 dark, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella subbasally, femur about 1 1/2 times as long as patella connected subbasally, patella slightly swollen. Cymbium hardly separated from bulb; embolus thin bent medially with triangular base.; patella shorter than femur, enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Prethopalpus sabah, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male abdomen, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12344)

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Prethopalpus sabah, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23387)

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            Female (PBI_OON 12313). Total length 1.44. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace carapce surface smooth but slightly granulate along the lateral margin.. Eyes aLE:0.050; PME:0.052; PLE:0.040; posterior eye row straight from above; ALE separated by less than their radius. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endires 2 x as long as wide.. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: patella plus tibia I near as long as carapace. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Dorsal view: epigastric area with broad, slit-like epigynal opening with inverted drop-shaped copulatory duct anding in t-shaped anterior sclerite..
Prethopalpus sabah, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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Prethopalpus sabah, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12313)

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DISTRIBUTION

MALAYSIA
Prethopalpus sabah 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 00012313  MALAYSIA  Sabah    Poring Hot Springs  1 Adult Female    575  6.11407; 116.72104    11 May 1987  D. Burckhardt, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00012344  MALAYSIA  Sabah    Poring Hot Springs  1 Adult Male    575  6.11407; 116.72104    09 May 1987  D. Burckhardt, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00012344  MALAYSIA  Sabah    Poring Hot Springs  1 Adult Male    575  6.11407; 116.72104    09 May 1987  D. Burckhardt, I. Löbl  MNVG 


 
 
 
 
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