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Prethopalpus kranzae       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 12082). Total length 1.65. 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 with 1 pair of spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica granulate, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, whole carapace strongly granulated, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with sharply pointed 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 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:0.063; PME:0.055; PLE:0.053, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by ALE radius to ALE diameter, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum wider than long, 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 rugose, 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, covered with 3 pairs of large round pits laterally; setae sparse, light, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from small pits, 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, 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, endites twice as long as wide. 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 medium, 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 long 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 stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: yellow-brown, 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-brown; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, apical tip with deep incision and slightly medially bent embolus; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella about as long as femur, enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow-brown, ovoid in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb yellow-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Prethopalpus kranzae, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---12082)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23396). Total length 1.80. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace posterolateral surface without spikes, whole carapace strongly granulated. Eyes aLE:0.047; PME:0.038; PLE:0.038. Sternum with 3 pairs of large shallow pits laterally. Endites endites twice as long as wide. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. 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 kranzae, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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Prethopalpus kranzae, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23396)

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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 00023399  INDONESIA  Sumatra    Mt. Kerinci, Jambi Prov.  1 Adult Female    3300  -1.91666; 101.33333    12 Nov 1989  Agosti, Loebl, Burckhardt  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00023396  INDONESIA  Sumatra    Lake Maninjau, waterfall above Gasang, West Sumatra Province  2 Adult Female    720  3.51666; 98.35000    09 Feb 2000  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00012082  INDONESIA  Sumatra    Leuser NP, Ketambe  1 Adult Male  Holotype  300  3.17193; 98.39077    23 Nov 1989  Löbl, Agosti, Burckhardt  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00012080  INDONESIA  Sumatra    Mt Leuser NP, Ketambe  1 Adult Female    400  3.17193; 98.39077    23 Nov 1989  Löbl, Agosti, Burckhardt  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00023399  INDONESIA  Sumatra    Mt. Kerinci, Jambi Prov.  1 Adult Female    3300  -1.91666; 101.33333    12 Nov 1989  Agosti, Loebl, Burckhardt  MHNG 


 
 
 
 
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