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Gamasomorpha schmilingi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 12005). Total length 3.13. 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, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides strongly reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, with two pairs of posterolateral tiny spikes, the third, very ventral pair is 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 in u-shaped row, pars cephalica originating from pits, present in u-shaped row with a longitudinal middle-row. Transverse row of hairs partly 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, all subequal, ALE oval, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight 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 continuous transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, 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 small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. 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 abruptly narrowed, posterior surface unmodified, 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, 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 needle-like setae. 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. 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. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, 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 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 a few pecialized hairs on ventral apex of tibia III and IV 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 Stereo microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one. 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. Without strongly 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, 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 schmilingi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male palp, right, modified, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male palp, right, modified, prolateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, male embolus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12005)

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            Female (PBI_OON 12012). Total length 3.30. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace with two pairs of posterolateral tiny spikes, the third, very ventral pair is absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae pars cephalica originating from pits, present in u-shaped row with a longitudinal middle-row. Transverse row of hairs partly originating from tiny blunt denticles at posterior end of cephalothorax. Sternum pits on sternum proximally broadened, rather fused. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers booklung covers very large covered with needle-like setae. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Colulus present. LEGS: orange-brown; tibia I unmodified, metatarsi metatarsi I-IV dorsal apex with small appendage. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope. GENITALIA: Ventral view: unmodified.
Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female booklung covers, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female carapace, anterior view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female carapace, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female habitus, lateral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female habitus, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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Gamasomorpha schmilingi, female sternum, ventral view (image by BE, specimen ID: ---12012)

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DISTRIBUTION

INDONESIA ; MALAYSIA
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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 00016119  INDONESIA  Bali    Buleleng d., Danau Buyan, Pandjasari  1 Adult Female  Paratype    ;   Marchantia layer and litter, Limestone  10 Oct 1979  P. Lehtinen  UTU 
PBI_OON 00016046  MALAYSIA  Johor    Gunung Arong, 15 km N Mersing  1 Adult Male  Holotype  20  2.55336; 103.75569  rainforest  29 May 2004  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00016047  MALAYSIA  Pahang  Charas Hill  Charas Hill  1 Adult Female  Paratype  60  3.91141; 103.14727  evergreen rain forest, Limestone  09 Jul 2001  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 


 
 
 
 
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