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Aschnaoonops propinquus       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 854). Total length 2.52. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval 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 with strongly sclerotized, triangular extension, 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 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 present; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum fused to clypeus. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by their radius to 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 with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface coarsely reticulate, without pits, microsculpture everywhere but front, 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 with bridges to coxae, with posterior hump, lateral and posterior margins with tuberculate setal bases; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; with one tooth 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 scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, 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 absent, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, distal prong long, lateral surface of endite concave. 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 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 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, almost rectangular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short 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 long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: orange-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; r1-1-1; II p0-0-1; tibiae: I v4-4-2; II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; II v2-1r-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, narrow, slit-like, 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, elaborate, with proximal prong fitting inside basal excavation of distal prong, distal prong laterally flattened, with relatively broad 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, 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, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, shorter than cymbium, stout, elongated.
Aschnaoonops propinquus, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00854)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00854)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00854)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00854)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00852)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00852)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00852)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00854)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00854)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00854)

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            Female (PBI_OON 857). Total length 3.21. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Chilum fused to clypeus. Sternum lateral and posterior margins with tuberculate setal bases. Endites serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular, covering about 2/3 of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-0-2; r1-1-1; II p0-0-2; r1-1-0; tibiae: I, II v4-4-2; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; II v3-0-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Dorsal view: anterior genitalic process with ventrally concave distal expansion, accompanied basally by two wide sclerites.
Aschnaoonops propinquus, female abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00857)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00857)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00857)

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Aschnaoonops propinquus, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00857)

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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 00000852  COLOMBIA  Boyacá    Sutamarchan, Serrania Marchan  1 Adult Male    3220  5.75027; -73.66722    07 Apr 2003  E. Gonzalez, C. Reina  IAvH 
PBI_OON 00000854  COLOMBIA  Boyacá    Quebrada Carrizal, Santuario de Flora y Fauna de Iguaque  1 Adult Male    3350  5.41666; -73.45000    18 Nov 2000  P. Reina  IAvH 
PBI_OON 00000856  COLOMBIA  Boyacá    Lagunillas, Santuario de Flora y Fauna de Iguaque  1 Adult Male    3380  5.41666; -73.45000    09 Feb 2001  G. Oliva  IAvH 
PBI_OON 00000857  COLOMBIA  Boyacá    Quebrada Los Francos, Santuario de Flora y Fauna de Iguaque  1 Adult Female    2860  5.41666; -73.45000    07 Feb 2001  G. Oliva  IAvH 
PBI_OON 00000853  COLOMBIA  Boyacá    Sutamarchan, Serrania Marchan  2 Adult Female    3220  5.75027; -73.66722  secondary forest  07 Apr 2003  E. Gonzalez, C. Reina  IAvH 
PBI_OON 00000851  COLOMBIA  Cundinamarca    Paramo de Monserrate  1 Adult Male      4.66808; -74.02165  secondary forest  01 Apr 1968  H. Sturm  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000850  COLOMBIA  unknown  unknown  unknown  1 Adult Male  Holotype    5.02584; -74.02986  secondary forest  01 Jan 1700  unknown  BMNH 


 
 
 
 
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