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Simonoonops globina       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON 26335). Total length 1.80. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace dark red-brown, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly 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 strongly reticulate, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; 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, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin strongly rebordered, sinuous in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum undivided, short, narrow, triangle, fused to clypeus, seam present. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum wider than long, orange-brown, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins with bridges to coxae, without posterior hump, with three transverse ridges connected by longitudinal ridge alone midline, longitudinal ridge divided anteriorly, outlining diamond-shaped median area; tubercles present at sides of smooth areas and at posterior margin; setae sparse, light, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face with swelling; promargin without teeth, retromargin with one tooth; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, densest medially; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region abruptly narrowed, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove present. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization, posterior portion flattened, anterior portion sharply angled; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, serrula present in single row, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, ventral process very long, curved ventrally at about half its length, dorsal process narrow. 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 long, ribbed, 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 strongly sclerotized, orange-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 strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, semicircular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, groove connecting posterior spiracles continued almost to lateral margins. 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 long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. 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 spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-0-2; r0-1-0; II p0-0-2; tibiae: I, II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-2-1p; II v2-1p-2. 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, triangular with rounded angles, situated between anterior and posterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, basally bifid, accompanied by long, thick, distally arched conductor; 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 shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, 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, elongated.
Simonoonops globina, male carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


Simonoonops globina, male embolus, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---26335)


            Female (PBI_OON 26335). Total length 1.76. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace specimen teneral, not fully sclerotized. Chilum very short, wide triangle, fused to clypeus, seam present. Sternum specimen teneral, sculpturing not detectable. Labium posterior portion flattened, anterior portion sharply angled. Female palp spines absent. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum specimen teneral, sclerotization incomplete. Postepigastric scutum groove connecting posterior spiracles continued almost to lateral margins. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-0-2; r0-1-1; II p0-0-2; r0-1-0; tibiae: I, II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-2-1p; II v2-1p-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: atrium wide, anterior two-thirds filled with M-shaped sclerotization.


Simonoonops globina 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 00038074  DOMINICA  Saint George    Laudat  1 Adult Male  Paratype    15.33295; -61.33347    12 Jun 1911  unknown  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000677  DOMINICA  Saint George    Laudat  1 Adult Male  Holotype    15.33295; -61.33347    12 Jun 1911  unknown  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00026335  DOMINICA  Saint Paul    Middleham Falls Trail, Cochrane, W Morne Macaque  2 Adult Male    701  15.34753; -61.34496    29 Apr 2006  Z. Prusak  FSCA 
PBI_OON 00026335  DOMINICA  Saint Paul    Middleham Falls Trail, Cochrane, W Morne Macaque  1 Juvenile sex unknown    701  15.34753; -61.34496    29 Apr 2006  Z. Prusak  FSCA 

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