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Simlops platnicki       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_0040500). Total length 1.63. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, 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, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides scaly, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae needle-like, present in u-shaped row, broad U-shaped row composed by scatered setae; non-marginal pars thoracica setae needle-like; marginal setae needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, all eyes oval; posterior eye row recurved from above; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum as long as wide, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow wrinkled, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture only medially, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, with narrow medial reticulated areas between coxae IV and II; setae sparse, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified, fang with a subbasal dorsal hump; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with two strong, tooth like project, posteromedian part unmodified, much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, only distal portions heavily sclerotized; distally bifid; prolateral process with median projection; retrolateral process with small inner lamellar process and long hook-like outer process. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, 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 weakly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, short, almost rectangular, covering about 2/3 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, needle-like. Spinneret scutum without fringe of setae. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present, small plate with two setae. LEGS: pale orange, 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): tibiae: IV p0-0-1; (leg IV: tibia with spine-like hair. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth examined in detail; tarsal proclaws and retroclaws inner face smooth; tarsus I superior claws with six teeth on lateral surface of proclaw; tarsus III superior claws with five teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw; tarsus IV superior claws with five teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with SEM; tibia: IV three; metatarsus: I one, IV one; base longitudinally narrowed, aperture internal texture not grate-like, hood covered by numerous low, closely spaced ridges, trichobothrium aperture with concentric ridges (Me1,dorsal). Tarsal organ with 2 sensilla visible. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, triangular with rounded angles, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; 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, curved medially, with distal translucid lamella, a retrolateral rounded process and a prolateral long neadle-like extention;; 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 with 3 trichobothria; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Simlops platnicki, male habitus, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male habitus, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male habitus, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male carapace, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male sternum, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male carapace, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male abdomen, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40500)

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Simlops platnicki, male abdomen, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male abdomen, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male carapace, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male carapace, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male embolus, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male embolus, prolateral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male embolus, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male embolus, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male endites, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male endites, lateral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male endites, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male endites, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male endites, retrolateral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male endites, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male eye group, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male femora IV, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male leg I, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male palp, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

simloplatnmspalv40509XB.tif

Simlops platnicki, male sternum, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male tarsus I, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male tarsus IV, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male tibia III, lateral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male tibia III, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male trichobothrium, metatarsus I, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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Simlops platnicki, male tarsus I, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40509)

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            Female (PBI_OON 40501). Total length 1.84. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace non-marginal pars cephalica setae broad U-shaped row composed by scatered setae. Sternum furrow with rows of small pits, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, with narrow medial reticulated areas between coxae IV and II. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp spines absent. ABDOMEN: Pedicel scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum with lateral joints to postepigastric scutum. Postepigastric scutum short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, reaching only to the groove between posterior tracheal openings. Colulus small plate with two setae. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I v2-4-0; II v2-2-0; III p0-1-0; IV p1-1-0; metatarsi: I v2-2-0; (leg III: spine-like hairs only, leg IV: spine-like hairs only. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth examined in detail; tarsus I superior claws with five teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, seven teeth on median surface of retroclaw. GENITALIA: Shape: no external features. Ventral view: (clove oil)Broad bone-shaped transversal beam with anterior mushroom shaped sclerotized area and two posteriorly directed apodemes; receptaculum not visible. Dorsal view: (SEM, digested) Posterior plate with anterior porose area of circular pits; apodemes connected laterally to posterior plate; transversal beam with lateral rounded excrecences.
Simlops platnicki, female habitus, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female habitus, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female habitus, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female carapace, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female sternum, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female sternum, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female carapace, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female abdomen, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki, female carapace, anterior view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female carapace, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female carapace, lateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female epigynum, epigynal area, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female tarsus I, prolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female tarsus IV, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female tibia I, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female tarsal organ, leg IV, retrolateral view (image by XB, specimen ID: ---40502)

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Simlops platnicki, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by RO, specimen ID: ---40501)

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Simlops platnicki 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 00040732  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Female  Allotype    -4.85194; -65.28305    01 Nov 2006  S. C. Dias et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00040733  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    11 Jul 2003  A. B. Bonaldo, J. D. Dias & D. D. Guimaraes  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00040500  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    09 Nov 2006  S. C. Dias et al.  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00040731  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -4.85194; -65.28305    11 Jul 2003  A. B. Bonaldo, J. D. Dias & D. D. Guimaraes  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00040501  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    11 Jul 2003  A. B. Bonaldo, J. D. Dias & D. D. Guimaraes  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00040735  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    24 Nov 2004  A.B. Bonaldo et al.  INPA 
PBI_OON 00040509  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    11 Jul 2003  A. B. Bonaldo, J. D. Dias & D. D. Guimaraes  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00043639  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    21 Nov 2004  A.B. Bonaldo et al.  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00040502  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    11 Jul 2003  A. B. Bonaldo, J. D. Dias & D. D. Guimaraes  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00040734  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    11 Jul 2003  A. B. Bonaldo, J. D. Dias & D. D. Guimaraes  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00040736  BRAZIL  Amazonas  Coari  Base de Operações Geólogo Pedro de Moura, Porto Urucu  1 Adult Female  Paratype    -4.85194; -65.28305    09 Jul 2006  S. C. Dias et al.  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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