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Gamasomorpha petoteca       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 12009). Total length 2.14. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, ovoid 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 with pair of pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface with 3 pairs of spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, carapace lateral margin with few and small blunt denticles, whose size and number may vary among individuals., 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 in u-shaped row, non-marginal pars cephalica setae present in u-shpaed row with a longitudinal middle-row; 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, ALE, PME subequal, larger than PLE, ALE oval, PME oval, PLE circular; 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 longer than wide, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with row of large pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, covered with large round pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with interrupted transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, 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 indented extensions between coxae, with posterior hump; setae abundant, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae slightly divergent, 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 light, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified. Labium rectangular, 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, 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 white, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, with small, dorsolateral, triangular extensions, scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, scutum not 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, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles, surface slightly punctate. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, slightly protuding, 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, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, light, plumose. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, plumose. Postepigastric area setae present, light, plumose. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I near as long as carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia I Emeritís glands absent, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex present, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent, tibiae specialized hairs on ventral apex of tibia III and IV with even hair-shaft and a bent, narrowing, plumose, hair tip, tarsi scopula present between claws. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; base longitudinally narrowed, aperture internal texture not grate-like, hood smooth. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, long, slender, lamellar embolus about as long as bulbus. Conductor about as long as embolus split into two parts half way to the distal tip. Dorsal conductor with dorsal, transparent, denticulate seam. Embolus-conductor-complex bent proximally fitting into the interrupted transverse groove at anterior end of sternum.; trochanter normal size, with ventral projection; 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 with 3 trichobothria; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, shorter than cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Gamasomorpha petoteca, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male embolus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male carapace, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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            Female (PBI_OON 12009). Total length 2.50. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace carapace lateral margin with only few and small blunt denticles; number and size may vary among individuals.; non-marginal pars cephalica setae non-marginal pars cephalica setae present in u-shpaed row with a longitudinal middle-row. Sternum pale orange. Mouthparts: paturon distal region abruptly narrowed. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified; trichobothria three trichobothria on tibia.. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum middle surface punctate. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: tibiae specialized hairs on ventral apex of tibia III and IV with even hair-shaft and a bent, narrowing, plumose, hair tip, tarsi scopula present between claws. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with SEM. GENITALIA: Dorsal view: receptaculum ovoid; sac-like structure inside receptaculum; transverse sclerite with attached nail-like structure at anterior side of receptaculum; special duct lying dorsally of receptaculum has about half the length of recetaculum..
Gamasomorpha petoteca, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female epigynum, epigynal area, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12009)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15298)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female sternum, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15298)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15298)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12799)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female epigynum, epigynal area, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15564)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15564)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15564)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15564)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15564)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca, female carapace, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15564)

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Gamasomorpha petoteca 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 00016057  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  1 Adult Female  Paratype  70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  NMBE 
PBI_OON 00012008  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  2 Adult Male    70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015298  MALAYSIA  Perak    rainforest NE of Chenderiang  1 Adult Female    290  4.23333; 101.25000  Secondary scrub  22 Jan 1994  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016056  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  1 Adult Male  Paratype  70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  NMBE 
PBI_OON 00012009  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  2 Adult Female    70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015298  MALAYSIA  Perak    rainforest NE of Chenderiang  5 Adult Female    290  4.23333; 101.25000  Secondary scrub  22 Jan 1994  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016058  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  1 Adult Male  Paratype  70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00012009  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  1 Adult Male    70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016055  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  1 Adult Female  Paratype  70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016054  MALAYSIA  Perak    Limestone hill, 500 m S Perak Tong Cave Temple, 6 km N Ipoh  1 Adult Male  Holotype  70  4.64327; 101.09669  Secondary scrub  20 Jun 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015564  MALAYSIA  Perak    rain forest NE of Chenderiang  3 Adult Male    330  4.23333; 101.25000  Secondary scrub  15 Jan 1995  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015298  MALAYSIA  Perak    rainforest NE of Chenderiang  1 Adult Male    290  4.23333; 101.25000  Secondary scrub  22 Jan 1994  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00012661  MALAYSIA  Perak  Pangkor Island  Pangkor Forest Reserve, ca. 3 km N of Pangkor village  1 Adult Female    90  ;   Secondary scrub  15 Dec 1997  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 


 
 
 
 
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