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Pelicinus koghis       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 22618). Total length 1.85. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval 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 with slightly sclerotized triangular projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, 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 light, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, 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, light, 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 less than PME radius. Sternum wider than long, orange-brown, 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 with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, 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 unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-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 dark, needle-like, densest medially; paturon inner margin with short inter-digitating setae, 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 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, anteriorly constricted into distal knob. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow, dark patches visible through dorsal scutum. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scutum extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent, scuto-pedicel region with five ridges, most dorsal, most ventral shorter than others. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, almost rectangular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: yellow, 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 large, circular, situated in front 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; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, with two short ventral processes; 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, narrow in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, 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, tapering apically.
Pelicinus koghis, male abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsabda22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscara22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscard22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscarl22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimschea22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male chelicerae, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimschet22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg I, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl1a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg II, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl2a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg III, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl3a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg II, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl2l22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg III, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl3l22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl4a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male claws, leg IV, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimscl4l22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsembr22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male endites, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsendd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsendv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimspalp22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimspalr22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male palpal tibia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsptid22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male serrula, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsserd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male spinnerets, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsspit22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsspov22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsstev22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male trichobothrium, metatarsus II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimstm2d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsto2d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsto1d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsto3d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsto4d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimpabda22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male bulb, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimpbulp22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimpbulr22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimphabd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimphabl22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimppalp22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimppalr22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimppalv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimpstev22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male embolus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsembv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimstopd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, male embolus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghimsembd22618ND.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 22618). Total length 1.92. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions dark patches visible through dorsal scutum. Pedicel scuto-pedicel region with seven ridges, two most ventral interrupted at middle. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum short, almost rectangular, covering about 2/3 of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Dorsal view: poreplate longer at middle than sides, squiggled portion of anterior duct mostly oriented transversel.
Pelicinus koghis, female abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsabda22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female ALS, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsalst22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscara22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscard22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscarl22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female chelicerae, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifschea22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female chelicerae, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifschet22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female claws, leg I, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscl1l22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female claws, leg II, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscl2a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female claws, leg III, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscl3a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscl4a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female claws, leg IV, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscl4l22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female endites, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsendd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsendv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsepiv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsifgd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifspalp22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifspalr22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female PLS, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsplst22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female PMS, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifspmst22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female palpal tibia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsptid22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsstev22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsto1d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsto2d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsto3d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsto4d22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifstopd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female abdomen, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifpabda22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifpabdv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifpcara22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifpepiv22618ND.jpg

Pelicinus koghis, female claws, leg I, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifscl1a22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifpifgd22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifpifgv22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female spinnerets, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsspit22618ND.tif

Pelicinus koghis, female serrula, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---22618)

Pelickoghifsserd22618ND.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

NEW CALEDONIA
Pelicinus koghis 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 00022507  NEW CALEDONIA      Rivierč Bleue  1 Adult Female      -22.10000; 166.65000  humid forest, litter  27 Oct 1988  R. Raven, T. Churchill  QM 
PBI_OON 00006984  NEW CALEDONIA      Port Boise (G.Kanua)  1 Adult Male    20  -22.35000; 166.96666  rainforest  21 Nov 2001  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022618  NEW CALEDONIA      Foret Nord  5 Adult Female    480  -22.32482; 166.91420  rainforest  01 Dec 2004  G. Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022610  NEW CALEDONIA      Monts des Koghis  1 Adult Male    700  -22.15151; 166.53394  rainforest, litter  03 Nov 2002  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022613  NEW CALEDONIA      Pic de Grand Kaori  2 Adult Female    250  -22.28333; 166.88333  rainforest  22 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022618  NEW CALEDONIA      Foret Nord  3 Adult Male    480  -22.32482; 166.91420  rainforest  01 Dec 2004  G. Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022575  NEW CALEDONIA      Kwa Neie summit  1 Adult Male    500  -22.33333; 166.91666  rainforest  22 Nov 2001  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022613  NEW CALEDONIA      Pic de Grand Kaori  4 Adult Male    250  -22.28333; 166.88333  rainforest  22 Nov 2004  Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 
PBI_OON 00022582  NEW CALEDONIA      Dzumac Road junction  1 Adult Male    950  -22.03333; 166.46666  logs and trees  26 Jan 2004  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00022655  NEW CALEDONIA      Foret Nord  1 Adult Male    210  -22.32482; 166.91420  logs and trees  21 Apr 2005  G. Monteith  QM 
PBI_OON 00000125  NEW CALEDONIA      Monts des Koghis, near Noumea  1 Adult Male    500  -22.15151; 166.53394  rainforest, fungi with logs and litter  26 Jul 1978  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000126  NEW CALEDONIA      Monts des Koghis, near Noumea  1 Adult Male  Holotype  500  -22.15151; 166.53394  rainforest, litter  26 Jul 1978  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00022604  NEW CALEDONIA      Foret Nord  1 Adult Male    200  -22.32482; 166.91420  rainforest, litter  02 Dec 2004  G. Monteith, Grimbacher  QM 


 
 
 
 
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