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Antoonops kamieli       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_32984). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners with strongly sclerotized, triangular extension, posterolateral surface without spikes, thorax without depressions, carapace orange-brown, with three short stripes (dorsal stripe flanked by two upper stripes), completely covered by microsculpture, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered. Clypeus straight in front view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present. Eyes six, well developed, eyes large. ALE-ALE: separated by their radius to diameter; ALE-PLE: separated by less than PLE radius; PME-PME: almost touching; PLE-PME: separated by less than PME radius, all eyes oval; posterior eye row straight from above. Sternum longer than wide, orange-brown, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, surface smooth, without posterior hump, pleural flaps present; setae abundant, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae anterior face unmodified, color: yellow-brown; fangs shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon; on posterior surface of paturon a vertical row of five long, medially projecting hairs and a group of small spines located close to outer margin.. Labium much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, wider than long. Endites much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, endites enlarged and strongly modified. ABDOMEN: without long posterior extension, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, color: red-brown. Pedicel tube short, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, pedicel tube without small, dorsolateral triangular extensions. Scuto-pedicel region without ridges. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior half without projecting denticles, surface smooth except anterior third which has granular microsculpture.. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, small lateral sclerites absent, eS yellow-orange, dorsal edge dark-red.. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, fused to epigastric scutum, pES yellow-orange, relatively long, leaving less than 1/4 of abdomen length uncovered. Lateral apodemes visible through integument. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, spinneret scutum an incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae. Anal scutum present, very weakly sclerotized. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present, colulus small, sclerotized, sporting two setae. Spinnerets: ALS: aLS bisegmented, with one major ampullate gland spigot and three piriform gland spigots; PMS: pMS unisegmented, with single spigot; PLS: pLS bisegmented, with three spigots. LEGS: femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, coxae leg color: base color white-yellow, femora I-IV with distal darkening, tibia IV and metatarsus IV with basal darkening, tibiae tibia III with group of specialized setae on ventral apex, tarsi tarsal claws examined with SEM; superior claws I-II with 3-4 large, proximally situated teeth on lateral surfaces, about 10 small, distally situated teeth on median surfaces; superior claws III-IV with 2-4 large, proximally situated teeth on lateral surfaces, about 3 small, distally situated teeth on median surfaces; inferior claw absent. Leg spines absent. Trichobothria examined with SEM; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; aperture internal texture grate-like, hood covered by numerous low, closely spaced ridges, each leg with four dorsal trichobothria: one on proximal tibia, two on distal tibia, one on distal metatarsus. Tarsal organ tarsal organ exposed, legs I-II with three receptors, legs III-IV with two receptors. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of posterior spiracles. Palp not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow-brown; embolus light, embolus short, tube-shaped, its tip bent upwards; conductor slender, situated prolaterally of embolus; trochanter unmodified; femur two or more times as long as trochanter, attaching to patella basally; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia tibia as long as patella; cymbium yellow-brown, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, with distal patch of setae; bulb yellow-brown, shorter than cymbium, bulb yellow-brown, with distal embolus and conductor.
Antoonops kamieli, male habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32984)

ANTOOKAMIEmphabl32984WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpcarl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpcard32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpcarv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male sternum, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpstev32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpcarp32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpabdl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpabdd32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpabdv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmpvasv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmscarl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmscara32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmscard32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmscarv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male eye group, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmseyea32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male eye group, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmseyed32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male chelicerae, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmschep32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsendv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsemsv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male endites, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsendl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male endites, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsenda32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male labium, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmslabv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male sternum, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsstev32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male pedicel, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmspedv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsabdl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsabdd32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsabdv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male dorsal abdominal sclerites, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsdasd32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male dorsal abdominal sclerites, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsdasl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male pedicel, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmspedl32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsvasv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male epigastric sclerite, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsegsa32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsspov32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male colulus, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmscolv32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male spinnerets, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsspip32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male PLS, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsPLSp32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male leg II, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsle2p32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsto2d32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmspalp32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male palp, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmspalr32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male embolus, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsembp32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmsembr32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmdcard32981WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, male ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32981)

ANTOOKAMIEmdvasv32981WF.tif


            Female (PBI_OON_32983). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace ovoid in dorsal view, carapace orange-brown, without stripes, completely covered by microsculpture. Clypeus low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius. Eyes eyes large. ALE-ALE: separated by their radius to diameter; ALE-PLE: separated by less than PLE radius; PME-PME: almost touching; PLE-PME: separated by less than PME radius. Sternum uniform. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium brown. setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon; on posterior surface of paturon a vertical row of five long, medially projecting hairs and a group of small spines located close to outer margin.. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp spines absent; tarsus unmodified, female palp yellow-brown, femur approximately twice as long as patella, patella and tibia subequal, tarsus not expanded, twice as long as tibia. ABDOMEN: ovoid. Book lung covers color: yellow-orange. Pedicel pedicel tube without small, dorsolateral triangular extensions. Scuto-pedicel region without ridges. Dorsal scutum surface smooth except anterior third which has granular microsculpture.. Epigastric scutum eS yellow-orange.. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum, pES yellow-orange, short, leaving about half of abdomen length uncovered. Lateral apodemes visible through integument. Spinneret scutum spinneret scutum an incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae. Anal scutum present, very weakly sclerotized. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus colulus sclerotized, sporting two setae. LEGS: coxae leg color: base color white-yellow, femora I-IV with distal darkening, tibia IV and metatarsus IV with basal darkening. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; each leg with four dorsal trichobothria: one on proximal tibia, two on distal tibia, one on distal metatarsus.. GENITALIA: Shape: external genitalia with an elongated, indistinct anterior element and a small, dark-red posterior element (anterior element may be an internal structure).
Antoonops kamieli, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfphabl32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfphabd32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female habitus, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfphabv32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpcarl32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpcard32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpcarv32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpabdl32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpabdd32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpabdv32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfpepiv32983WF.tif

Antoonops kamieli, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32983)

ANTOOKAMIEfdepiv32983WF.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)
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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 00032984  COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)  Valle du Bandama    Bouaké, WARDA site  1 Adult Male  Holotype    7.68333; -5.03333    28 Jul 1994  A. Russell-Smith  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00032981  COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)  Valle du Bandama    Bouaké, WARDA site  1 Adult Male      7.68333; -5.03333    28 Jul 1994  A. Russell-Smith  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00032983  COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)  Valle du Bandama    Bouaké, WARDA site  1 Adult Female  Paratype    7.68333; -5.03333    28 Jul 1994  A. Russell-Smith  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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