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Prethopalpus callani       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON 46576). Total length 1.36. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat 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, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, margin widely rebordered, front darker., 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, scattered; 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, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes absent. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without 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, 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, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified, chelicerae frontally bulged.; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; 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 with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites twice as long as wide directed medially. 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 less than 1/2 of abdomen, less than 1/4 abdomen width, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles, scutum same color as abdomen.. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, white, short, only around epigastric furrow, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, 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: 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. 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 pale orange; embolus light, 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; patella longer than femur, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, patella basally rounded, ventrally only slightly bulged.; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, ovoid 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 pale orange, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, bulb pyriform, ventrally bulged and pointed with long narrow tip..
Prethopalpus callani, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


Prethopalpus callani, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46576)


            Female (PBI_OON 46564). Total length 1.43. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace margin widely rebordered, front darker.. Endites endites twice as long as wide directed medially. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum scutum same color as abdomen.. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Prethopalpus callani, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)


Prethopalpus callani, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)


Prethopalpus callani, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)


Prethopalpus callani, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)


Prethopalpus callani, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)


Prethopalpus callani, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)


Prethopalpus callani, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46564)




Prethopalpus callani coordinates
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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 00046564  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Yeelirrie Station, 87 km S. of Wiluna, bore YYHC0048H 2718`59.90"S 12009`2.14"E  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -27.31638; 120.15055  troglofauna  13 Nov 2011  P. Bell, S. Callan  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00046576  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Yeelirrie Station, 87 km S. of Wiluna, bore YYHC0048H 2718`59.90"S 12009`2.14"E  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -27.31638; 120.15055  troglofauna  17 Mar 2010  S. Callan, g. Perina  WAMP 
PBI_OON 00046562  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Yeelirrie, 87 km S. of Wiluna, bore YYAC285 2710`17.84"S 11954`28.4"E  1 Adult Female      -27.17138; 119.90777  troglofauna  12 Nov 2009  P. Bell, S. Callan  WAMP 

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