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Neoxyphinus gregoblin       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 14298). Total length 3.15. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace brown, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface with 2 pairs of spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea 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, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, sinuous 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 largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from above, recurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than wide, dark red-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, without pits, microsculpture medially and in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, 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; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium dark red-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; with one tooth 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, also with some plumose setae; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin with medial denticles, 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. Endites distally excavated, serrula absent, 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 yellow, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. 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, dark red-brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half with projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, dark red-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 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. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus absent. LEGS: orange-brown, 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: I v4-4-1; II v2-2-2; metatarsi: I v2-2-1; II v2-0-2. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated between anterior and posterior 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 present; 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; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, 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.
Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male abdomen, lateral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male carapace, anterior view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male carapace, lateral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male claws, leg I, retrolateral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male carapace, dorsal view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male embolus, ventral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male habitus, dorsal view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male habitus, lateral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male habitus, ventral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male pedicel, lateral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male chelicerae, posterior view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male cheliceral retromargin, posterior view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by NA, specimen ID: ---14300)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male abdomen, lateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male abdomen, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male carapace, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male carapace, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male habitus, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male habitus, lateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male leg I, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male palp, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male palp, retrolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male palp, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, male spinnerets, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11023)

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            Female (PBI_OON 14299). Total length 3.33. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate. Clypeus margin strongly rebordered. Eyes ALE separated by their radius to diameter. Sternum surface coarsely reticulate, covered with large round pits, microsculpture everywhere but front. Mouthparts: setae also with some plumose setae. Endites distally not excavated. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers elliptical. Dorsal scutum middle surface striated, sides striated, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I v4-4-2; II p2-2-0; v4-4-1; r2-2-1; metatarsi: I v2-2-1; II v2-0-2.
Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female abdomen, anterior view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female abdomen, ventral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female habitus, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female habitus, dorsal view (image by AB, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female habitus, lateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female leg I, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female palp, prolateral view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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Neoxyphinus gregoblin, female spinnerets, dorsal view (image by CR, specimen ID: ---11024)

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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 00014299  VENEZUELA  Merida  Andres Bello  20 km SE Azulita, ULA, Biological Reserve La Carbonerra  1 Adult Female  Paratype  2150  8.63333; -71.35000  Podocarp Forest, litter  27 Jul 1989  Peck, S., Peck, J.  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00014298  VENEZUELA  Merida  Andres Bello  20 km SE Azulita, ULA, Biological Reserve La Carbonerra  1 Adult Male  Holotype  2150  8.63333; -71.35000  Podocarp Forest, litter  28 Jun 1989  Peck, S., Peck, J.  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00014302  VENEZUELA  Merida  Andres Bello  20 km SE Azulita, ULA, Biological Reserve La Carbonerra  1 Adult Male  Paratype  2150  8.63333; -71.35000  Podocarp Forest  28 Jun 1989  Peck, S., Peck, J.  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00014300  VENEZUELA  Merida  Andres Bello  20 km SE Azulita, ULA, Biological Reserve La Carbonerra  1 Adult Male  Paratype  2150  8.63333; -71.35000  Podocarp Forest, litter  27 Jul 1989  Peck, S., Peck, J.  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00014303  VENEZUELA  Merida  Andres Bello  La Azulita, Jaji Road ESE of Merida; nr San Eusebio, Maricaibo Basin side  1 Adult Female  Paratype  2250  8.71308; -71.44329  litter  10 Apr 1994  L. Herman  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00014573  VENEZUELA  Merida    25 km NW Merida, Jaji Road, Chorrera Gonzales  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1800  21.14002; -89.77038  cloud forest, litter  28 Jun 1989  Peck, S., Peck, J.  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00014301  VENEZUELA  Merida    El Valle, 15 km NE Merida  1 Adult Male  Paratype  2400  8.77602; -70.99696  cloud forest  21 Jul 1989  Peck, S., Peck, J.  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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