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Noonops joshua       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 2955). Total length 1.01. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow, without any pattern, elongated hexagonal in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, 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, straight in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum undivided. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved 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, yellow, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, 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 with rounded extensions between coxae, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. 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, 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 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, serrula absent, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, anterior portion without processes. 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 not 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 d1-0-0; tibiae: III v0-1p-1p; IV p1-0-1; v0-1p-2; r1-0-1; metatarsi: III v0-0-2; r0-0-1; IV p0-0-1; v0-1p-1p. 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, relatively narrow, with expanded tip; 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, elongated.
Noonops joshua, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male endites, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male palp, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male palp, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, male palp, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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            Female (PBI_OON 2953). Total length 1.17. 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): femora: III, IV d1-0-0; tibiae: III v0-0-2; IV p1-0-1; v0-0-2; r1-0-1; metatarsi: III v0-1p-2; r0-0-1; IV p0-0-1; v0-1p-2; r0-0-1. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: anterior receptaculum squared. Dorsal view: median sclerotization relatively long, rectangular.
Noonops joshua, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---02953)

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Noonops joshua, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35701)

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Noonops joshua, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35701)

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Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35701)

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Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35701)

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Noonops joshua, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35702)

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Noonops joshua, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35702)

Noonojoshufpepiv35702LE.tif

Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35702)

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Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35702)

Noonojoshufpifgv35702LE.tif

Noonops joshua, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35703)

Noonojoshufpabdv35703LE.tif

Noonops joshua, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35703)

Noonojoshufpepiv35703LE.tif

Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35703)

Noonojoshufpifgd35703LE.tif

Noonops joshua, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---35703)

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DISTRIBUTION

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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 00035703  USA  California  Riverside  Cactus City, 10 mi W Chiriaco Summit  1 Adult Female    549  33.67835; -115.96388    23 Mar 2000  R. Vetter  UCR 
PBI_OON 00035702  USA  California  Riverside  Cactus City, 11 mi W Chiriaco Summit, off I-10  1 Adult Female    400  33.67835; -115.96388    20 Mar 2001  R. Vetter  UCR 
PBI_OON 00035701  USA  California  Riverside  Hwy 74, 1/2 mi S Carrizo Rd turnoff  3 Adult Female    1097  33.60204; -116.42009  sumac leaf duff  17 Dec 2000  R. Vetter  UCR 
PBI_OON 00002953  USA  California  San Bernardino  Joshua Tree National Park, West Entrance  1 Adult Female  Allotype  1056  34.09777; -116.26472  sumac leaf duff  24 Apr 2007  T. R. Prentice & Redak Lab  CAS 
PBI_OON 00002953  USA  California  San Bernardino  Joshua Tree National Park, West Entrance  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1056  34.09777; -116.26472  sumac leaf duff  24 Apr 2007  T. R. Prentice & Redak Lab  CAS 
PBI_OON 00002952  USA  California  San Bernardino  Joshua Tree National Park, West Entrance  1 Adult Female    1065  34.10050; -116.26361  sumac leaf duff  24 Apr 2007  T. R. Prentice & Redak Lab  CAS 
PBI_OON 00035678  USA  California  San Bernardino  Zzyzx, 10 mi S Baker  1 Adult Male      35.14276; -116.10473  under rocks & boards  27 May 1995  D. Ubick, W. Savary  CDU 
PBI_OON 00002953  USA  California  San Bernardino  Joshua Tree National Park, West Entrance  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1056  34.09777; -116.26472  under rocks & boards  24 Apr 2007  T. R. Prentice & Redak Lab  CAS 
PBI_OON 00002955  USA  California  San Bernardino  Joshua Tree National Park, West Entrance  1 Adult Male    1064  34.10050; -116.26472  under rocks & boards  24 Apr 2007  T. R. Prentice & Redak Lab  CAS 


 
 
 
 
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