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Prethopalpus kintyre       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON 46574). Total length 1.09. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace white, without any pattern, elongated hexagonal 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, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, fovea absent, 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 dark, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes absent. Sternum longer than wide, white, uniform, not 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, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae II and III greater than distance between coxae I and II, and coxae III and IV, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, large gap between coxae II and Coxae III; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, 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 not indented at middle; 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, endites twice as long as wide directed medially. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. 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 absent, but abdomen not extending anterior of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum absent. Postepigastric scutum absent. 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. 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.
Prethopalpus kintyre, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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Prethopalpus kintyre, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---46574)

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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 00046574  AUSTRALIA  Western Australia    Kintyre, ca. 60 km S Telfer 2220`07.5"S  1 Adult Female  Holotype  -23  -22.33333; 122.06666  troglofauna  28 Jul 2010  D. C. Main, G. B. Pearson  WAMP 


 
 
 
 
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