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Molotra milloti       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_35300). Total length 2.40. 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 without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica granulate, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin undulate, rebordered, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, stout, present in u-shaped row, pars cephalica also with median row of stout, long, erect seate.; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, 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, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved 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, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow wrinkled, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface rugose, without pits, microsculpture medially and in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, has infracoxal grooves, but openings not apparent.; setae abundant, light, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from small pits, 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, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization, labium shape is trapezoidal; 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: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions orange-brown, without color pattern, soft portions of abdomen now visible dorsally.. Book lung covers small, very narrow, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung very faintly visible as a narrow longitudinal streak.. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, 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 granulate, sides granulate, 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 nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, external opening present at apodeme base.. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, stout, dorsal setae are very long and semi-erect.. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like, epigastric scute setae are short and originate from pointed tubercles.. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like, postepigastric setae are long, but shorter and thinner that tnose from the dorsum.. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. 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, tarsi although leg spines do not seem to be present at the magnification examined, the leg setae are bristle-like, especially on the hind tibiae and metatarsi.. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth examined in detail; tarsal proclaws and retroclaws inner face striate; tarsus I superior claws with three teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, four teeth on median surface of proclaw, zero teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, three teeth on median surface of retroclaw; tarsus III superior claws with three teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, five teeth on median surface of proclaw, zero teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw; tarsus IV superior claws with three teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, five teeth on median surface of proclaw, zero teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, five teeth on median surface of retroclaw. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, 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 dark, 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 shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; 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, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part distal part of bulb with apparently two lobes. The dorso-retrolateral lobe is larger, spatulate and dorsally concave; the ventro-prolateral lobe is shorter and not clearly visible..
Molotra milloti, male abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male eye group, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male palp, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male gonopore (male genital area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male palp, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male palp, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male sternum, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male claws, leg III, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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Molotra milloti, male trichobothrium, tibia I, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---35300)

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DISTRIBUTION

MADAGASCAR
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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 00035300  MADAGASCAR  Mahajanga    Reg. du Sambirano (Ankify) [=Dauphin Bleu]  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -13.53500; 48.37313    01 Sept 1946  J. Millot  MNHN 


 
 
 
 
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