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Predatoroonops vallarta       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON00010923). Total length 1.90. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, 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 smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without 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 absent; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae absent. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, all eyes oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; 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, yellow, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, 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 absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified, anterior face with distal apophysis in the middle of chelicerae and slender at tip, with large base; lateral apophysis short, flattened and truncated at tip; condilar projection absent.; promargin without teeth, retromargin with three or more teeth; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, evenly scattered, shaggy hair at fang base.; 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 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Labrum elongated covered of need like 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 small, round, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, 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 absent. Epigastric scutum absent. Postepigastric scutum absent. Spinneret scutum absent. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum without fringe of setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. 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 shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia I Emeritís glands absent, 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 p0-0-3; r0-1-1; II d1-0-0; p0-0-2; r0-1-1; III d0-1-0; IV d1-0-1; tibiae: III p1-1-0; IV p1-1-0; r1-1-0; metatarsi: I, II p0-0-1; v2-2-2; III r0-0-1; IV p1-1-0; r1-1-0; (leg I: tibia I - v 2-2-2-2-2, leg II: tibia II - v 2-2-2-2-2. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth examined in detail; tarsal proclaws and retroclaws inner face striate; tarsus I superior claws with four teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, four teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, zero teeth on median surface of retroclaw; tarsus II superior claws with four teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, four teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, zero teeth on median surface of retroclaw; tarsus III superior claws with four teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, four teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw; tarsus IV superior claws with four teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, four teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, zero teeth on median surface of retroclaw. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with SEM; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; base longitudinally narrowed, aperture internal texture grate-like, hood covered by numerous low, closely spaced ridges. Tarsal organ with 3 sensilla visible. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, formal embolus inconspicuous, presenting a large and circular spermatic opening between the bases of the hyaline apophysis.; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, one to two 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, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb white, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part with insertion area of distal elements presenting a narrowed basis to accommodate the subdistal laminar hyaline apophysis and a distal slender hyaline apophysis..
Predatoroonops vallarta, male carapace, anterior view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male carapace, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male carapace, lateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male chelicerae, lateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male leg I, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male palp, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male palp, retrolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


Predatoroonops vallarta, male palp, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10923)


As in male except as noted.
Predatoroonops vallarta, female carapace, anterior view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female carapace, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female habitus, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female habitus, lateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female habitus, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female leg I, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female palp, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)


Predatoroonops vallarta, female pedicel, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---10982)




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