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Aschnaoonops teleferico       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 900). Total length 2.37. 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 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 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, anterior process short, 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 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 v3-2-0. 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 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, distal prong bearing short, acutely bent projection; 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 teleferico, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00900)

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            Female (PBI_OON 900). Total length 2.66. 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, fused to epigastric scutum. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular, covering about 1/3 of the 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 v4-4-2; II v4-4-1p; 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 short, without distal enlargement, surrounded by basal sclerite for about two-thirds its length.
Aschnaoonops teleferico, female abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00900)

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Aschnaoonops teleferico 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 00000033  VENEZUELA  Merida    Estacion Teleferico La Montana, Merida  1 Adult Male    2450  8.57215; -71.11308  cloud forest  27 Jun 1989  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000900  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Mucuy, 7 km E Tabay, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada  6 Adult Male    2450  8.62638; -71.03361  cloud forest, litter  24 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000901  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Mucuy, 7 km E Tabay, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada  4 Adult Female    2340  8.62888; -71.04055  montane forest, litter  24 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000898  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Mucuy, 7 km E Tabay, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada  2 Adult Male    2520  8.62805; -71.02944  cloud/bamboo forest litter  24 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000024  VENEZUELA  Merida    N of Merida, trail to Monte Cerpa  1 Adult Male    2530  8.60000; -71.15000  Litter on moist bank  29 Mar 1992  L. Herman  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000899  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Mucuy, 7 km E Tabay, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada  1 Adult Female    2450  8.62638; -71.03361  cloud forest, litter  24 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000901  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Mucuy, 7 km E Tabay, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada  10 Adult Male    2340  8.62888; -71.04055  montane forest, litter  24 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000047  VENEZUELA  Merida    Estacion Teleferico La Montana, Merida  2 Adult Male    2440  8.57215; -71.11308  cloud forest, litter  27 Jun 1989  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031137  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Montana, cable car station  1 Adult Female    2442  8.57215; -71.11308  cloud forest, litter  23 Feb 1968  P. & B. Wygodzinsky, M. Cormons  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000016  VENEZUELA  Merida    N of Merida, trail to Monte Cerpa  1 Adult Male    2530  8.60000; -71.15000  litter near stream  29 Mar 1992  L. Herman  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000040  VENEZUELA  Merida    N of Merida, trail to Monte Cerpa  1 Adult Female    2256  8.60000; -71.15000  litter near stream  29 Mar 1992  L. Herman  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000043  VENEZUELA  Merida    Estacion Teleferico La Montana, Merida  1 Adult Male    2450  8.57215; -71.11308  cloud forest, litter  26 Jul 1989  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000900  VENEZUELA  Merida    La Mucuy, 7 km E Tabay, Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada  1 Adult Female    2450  8.62638; -71.03361  cloud forest, litter  24 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000038  VENEZUELA  Merida    Sendero Truchicola, Mucuy, Tabay  1 Adult Male    2300  8.62589; -71.06919  cloud forest  17 Jun 1989  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000023  VENEZUELA  Merida    Estacion Teleferico La Montana, Merida  1 Adult Male  Holotype  2450  8.57215; -71.11308  cloud forest, litter  27 Jun 1989  S., J. Peck  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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