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Gamasomorpha fricki       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 15483). Total length 2.94. 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 without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, lateral margins hairs originate from tiny blunt denticles nearly not visible, finely tranversally striated, 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, transverse row of hairs originating from tiny blunt denticles at posterior end of cephalothorax; 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 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, without 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 continuous 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, pits on sternum proximally broadened, rather fused; setae abundant, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified, chelicerae paturon promargin row of fattened setae combined with a feather like setae; 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 abruptly narrowed, 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, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung covers very large, covered with normal setae. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, 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, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. 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, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, slightly plumose but rather needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, slightly plumose but rather needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. 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 IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent, tibiae one specialized hair on ventral apex of tibia III with even hair-shaft and a bent, narrowing, plumose, hair tip. 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, not 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. Embolus-conductor-complex bent proximally. Pointed conical extension.; 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, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Gamasomorpha fricki, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male embolus, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male palp, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male palp, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male embolus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, male abdomen, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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            Female (PBI_OON 15483). Total length 3.13. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace red-brown, lateral margins hairs originate from tiny, nearly not visible, blunt denticles, finely tranversally striated; non-marginal pars cephalica setae transverse row of hairs originating from tiny blunt denticles at posterior end of cephalothorax. Eyes all subequal. Sternum pits on sternum proximally broadened, rather fused. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium red-brown. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers booklung covers very large, covered with normal setae. Dorsal scutum red-brown. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum red-brown, not fused to epigastric scutum, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Epigastric area needle-like. Postepigastric area setae needle-like. Colulus present. LEGS: orange-brown; tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope. 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 receptaculum.
Gamasomorpha fricki, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

gamasfrickfpabdv15483BE.tif

Gamasomorpha fricki, female booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

gamasfrickfpbocl15483BE.tif

Gamasomorpha fricki, female carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

gamasfrickfpcard15483BE.tif

Gamasomorpha fricki, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

gamasfrickfphabd15483BE.tif

Gamasomorpha fricki, female habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

gamasfrickfphabl15483Be.tif

Gamasomorpha fricki, female sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, female epigynum, epigynal area, posterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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Gamasomorpha fricki, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---15483)

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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 00031342  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016043  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  NMBE 
PBI_OON 00031341  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016042  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  NMBE 
PBI_OON 00016041  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015483  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015483  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00031343  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016044  VIETNAM  Lam Dong    Datanla Waterfall, ca. 5 km S of Da Lat  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1300  11.90061; 108.44833  Evergreen hill forest  05 Sept 2003  P. Schwendinger  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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