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Oonopoides zullinii Brignoli, 1974       Get publication


Oonopoides zullinii Brignoli, 1974f: 205, f. 3A-E (Df).
Oonopoides zullinii Brignoli, 1975f: 34, f. 1K-L (f).

            Male (PBI_OON 31149). Total length 1.83. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow, without any pattern, elongated hexagonal in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners with slightly sclerotized triangular 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, rebordered, 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 light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum divided. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by more than their 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, yellow, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow wrinkled, 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, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. Chelicerae straight, 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, densest medially; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, 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 absent, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, anterior portion with single, large, rounded, strongly protuberant ledge. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, 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, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum absent, but abdomen not extending anterior 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 weakly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow, short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret 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. Colulus present. LEGS: yellow, 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): femora: III d0-0-1; IV d1-0-0; tibiae: III p0-1-1; v0-1p-2; r0-1-1; IV d0-1-0; p1-1-0; v1p-0-2; r1-1-1; metatarsi: III v0-1p-2; r0-0-1; IV p0-1-1; v0-0-2; r0-1-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. 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, basal projection tiny, extremely narrow; embolar tip much longer than conductor; 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 not examined; cymbium yellow, 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 yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, middle part constricted.
Oonopoides zullinii, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31149)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31149)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31149)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male palp, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male palp, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male palp, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male bulb, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male bulb, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male endites, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31149)

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Oonopoides zullinii, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31149)

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            Female (PBI_OON 1602). Total length 1.89. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: III p0-0-1; v0-0-1p; r0-0-1; IV d1-0-0; p1-0-0; v0-1p-2; metatarsi: III v1p-0-1p; IV p1-0-1; v0-1p-2; r1-0-1. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: anterior receptaculum spatula-shaped; posterior receptaculum with heavily sclerotized anterior margin.
Oonopoides zullinii, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---01602)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---01602)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02412)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02412)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02412)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02412)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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Oonopoides zullinii, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31151)

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DISTRIBUTION

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Oonopoides zullinii 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 00001639  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  Sumidero, Barranca, NE Tuxtla Gutierrez  1 Adult Male      16.83167; -93.09389    19 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031149  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  rim of gorge NE Tuxtla Gutierrez, 2 mi S Sumidero  4 Adult Female      16.80000; -93.06666    17 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031153  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  4 mi SE San Cristobal  1 Adult Female      16.42000; -92.36000    25 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00037345  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  plateau 6 mi S Tuxtla Gutierrez  3 Adult Male      16.70000; -93.11667    21 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001637  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  5 mi NE Chiapa, hillside  2 Adult Female      16.75000; -92.96667    26 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001639  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  Sumidero, Barranca, NE Tuxtla Gutierrez  2 Adult Female      16.83167; -93.09389    19 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031149  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  rim of gorge NE Tuxtla Gutierrez, 2 mi S Sumidero  6 Adult Male      16.80000; -93.06666    17 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031153  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  4 mi SE San Cristobal  1 Adult Male      16.42000; -92.36000    25 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031167  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  5 km S Sumidero, rim of canyon  1 Adult Female      16.80000; -93.08333    17 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001637  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  5 mi NE Chiapa, hillside  1 Adult Male      16.75000; -92.96667    26 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001602  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  4 mi SE San Cristobal  1 Adult Male      16.42000; -92.36000    23 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031151  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  rim of canyon, Sumidero  1 Adult Female      16.83333; -93.08333    30 Jul 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031167  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  5 km S Sumidero, rim of canyon  4 Adult Male      16.80000; -93.08333    17 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00002412  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  near Palenque Ruins  1 Adult Male      17.51667; -92.01667  dense jungle  02 Jan 1984  V. Roth, B. Roth  CAS 
PBI_OON 00001602  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  4 mi SE San Cristobal  7 Adult Female      16.42000; -92.36000  dense jungle  23 Aug 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031151  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  rim of canyon, Sumidero  6 Adult Male      16.83333; -93.08333  dense jungle  30 Jul 1966  J., W. Ivie  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00031160  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  S Ruinas de Palenque near Templo de Leon  1 Adult Male      15.63333; -92.65000  rainforest trail, litter  24 Jan 1976  C. Alteri  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00002398  MEXICO  Chiapas  None or Unknown  near Palenque Ruins  1 Adult Female      17.51667; -92.01667  dense jungle  02 Jan 1984  V. Roth, B. Roth  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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