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Sulsula pauper (O. P.-Cambridge, 1876)       Get publication


Oonops pauper O. P.-Cambridge, 1876b: 549 (Df).
Sulsula pauper Simon, 1882c: 237 .
Salsula pauper Simon, 1893a: 291 .

            Male (PBI_OON 813). Total length 2.16. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace white, without any pattern, pyriform 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, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin unmodified, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, PME largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by more than their diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by PME radius to PME diameter. Sternum wider than long, 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, 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, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. 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 dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, 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, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more 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. ABDOMEN: globular, 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 extending anteriad 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, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus not visible, but specimen faded. LEGS: white, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I longer 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): tibiae: IV r1-0-0. 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 not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, proximal segments yellow; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, with recurved tip; 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, slightly larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, narrow 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 yellow, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Sulsula pauper, male bulb, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male carapace, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, male bulb, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00813)

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Sulsula pauper, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00813)

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Sulsula pauper, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00813)

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Sulsula pauper, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00813)

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            Female (PBI_OON 813). Total length 3.19. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Female palp claws absent; spines present, formula: tibia p1-0-0; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Colulus not visible, but specimen faded. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I d0-0-2; p0-1-1; II d0-0-2; III, IV d0-0-1; patellae: III d1-0-0; p1-0-0; r1-0-0; tibiae: I p0-0-1; v0-0-1; r0-0-1; II p0-0-1; v0-0-1; III d1-1-0; p1-1-1; r1-0-1; IV d1-1-0; p1-1-1; v1-0-0; r1-1-1; metatarsi: I p1-1-0; r1-0-0; II p1-0-0; r1-0-0; III r1-0-0; IV d0-1-0; p1-1-0; r1-0-1. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Sulsula pauper, female abdomen, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female chelicerae, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female chelicerae, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg I, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg II, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg II, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg III, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg III, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg IV, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female labium, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female palpal tibia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female serrula, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female spinnerets, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female spinnerets, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female trichobothrium, tibia IV, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female claws, leg I, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00814)

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Sulsula pauper, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00813)

Sulsupaupefpifgd00813ND.tif

Sulsula pauper, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00813)

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Sulsula pauper, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00815)

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Sulsula pauper, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00815)

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DISTRIBUTION

ALGERIA ; EGYPT; SUDAN
Sulsula pauper 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 00000814  ALGERIA  Biskra    Biskra  2 Adult Female      34.85000; 5.73330    01 Jan 1900  unknown  MNHN 
PBI_OON 00000814  ALGERIA  Biskra    Biskra  1 Adult Male      34.85000; 5.73330    01 Jan 1900  unknown  MNHN 
PBI_OON 00003012  EGYPT      Alexandria  1 Juvenile sex unknown      31.21648; 29.94655  under stones  01 Apr 1864  O.P.-Cambridge  HDO 
PBI_OON 00000813  EGYPT      Ramleh  1 Adult Male  Holotype    30.90805; 29.66638  under stones  01 Jan 1900  M. Letourneux  MNHN 
PBI_OON 00000815  SUDAN  Red Sea    Port Sudan  1 Adult Female      19.61666; 37.23333  under stones  01 Jul 1962  J. Cloudsley-Thompson  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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