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Oonopoides cristo       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 21117). Total length 1.93. 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 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 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, anteromedially with two protuberant ledges, anterolaterally with enlarged. projecting setal base. 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: IV d1-0-0; tibiae: III p1-0-1; v1p-1p-2; r1-0-0; IV p1-0-1; v1p-1p-2; r1-0-1; metatarsi: III d0-1-0; v0-1p-2; r0-1-0; IV d1-0-1; p1-0-1; v1p-0-2; r1-0-1. 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 sharply bent at about half its length, embolus preceded by rounded dorsal lobe; 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 cristo, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male palp, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male palp, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male palp, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male endites, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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Oonopoides cristo, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---21117)

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            Female (PBI_OON 31094). Total length 1.86. 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 d1-0-1; IV d1-0-0; tibiae: III d1-0-0; p1-0-1; v1p-1p-2; r1-0-1; IV d1-0-1; p1-0-0; v0-1p-2; metatarsi: III v0-0-2; r0-0-1; 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: ovoid tip of anterior receptaculum wider than stalk, median portion of anterior margin of posterior receptaculum produced anteriorly.
Oonopoides cristo, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31094)

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Oonopoides cristo, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31094)

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Oonopoides cristo, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31094)

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Oonopoides cristo, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---31093)

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DISTRIBUTION

COSTA RICA
Oonopoides cristo 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 00026725  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    Upala, Montecristo  1 Adult Male      10.90694; -84.96889      unknown  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031087  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    San Carlos, El Tanque  1 Adult Female    130  10.49528; -84.58528  bosque ripario  15 May 2008  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00026727  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    Upala, Montecristo  1 Adult Male      10.90694; -84.96889  bosque ripario    unknown  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00001677  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    Montecristo, 1 km W cacao plantation of Julio Hernandez  1 Adult Male    40  10.90815; -84.97853  bosque ripario  10 Jan 2009  A. Solis, R. Guries, C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00001616  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    Upala, Montecristo  1 Adult Male  Paratype    10.90694; -84.96889  bosque ripario  10 Jan 2009  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00030969  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    Upala, Montecristo  1 Adult Female      10.90694; -84.96889  bosque ripario  14 Apr 2007  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00001616  COSTA RICA  Alajuela    Upala, Montecristo  1 Adult Male  Holotype    10.90694; -84.96889  bosque ripario  10 Jan 2009  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00030971  COSTA RICA  Guanacaste    Est Pitilla, 9 km S de Santa Cecilia  1 Adult Female    700  10.99113; -85.42754  litter  01 Aug 1993  C. Moraga  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031092  COSTA RICA  Heredia    11 km ESE La Virgen  1 Adult Female    350  10.35000; -84.05000  litter  16 Feb 2004  unknown  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00030985  COSTA RICA  Heredia    10 Km SE La Virgen  1 Adult Male    550  10.33333; -84.08333  litter  17 Mar 2003  R. Anderson  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031092  COSTA RICA  Heredia    11 km ESE La Virgen  1 Adult Male    350  10.35000; -84.05000  litter  16 Feb 2004  unknown  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031094  COSTA RICA  Heredia    11 km ESE La Virgen  1 Adult Female    350  10.35000; -84.05000  litter  20 Mar 2004  unknown  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00030986  COSTA RICA  Heredia    Sarapiqui, Est. La Selva  1 Adult Male      10.45369; -84.00353  camino experimental  01 Mar 2002  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031091  COSTA RICA  Heredia    La Selva  1 Adult Male      10.43333; -84.01666  camino experimental  11 May 2000  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031093  COSTA RICA  Heredia    9 km NE Vara Blanca  1 Adult Female    1550  10.23333; -84.10000  camino experimental  15 Apr 2005  ALAS (Arthropods of La Selva Project)  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00029703  COSTA RICA  Heredia    La Selva  1 Adult Male    150  10.43333; -84.01666  camino experimental  01 Sept 1992  unknown  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00030977  COSTA RICA  Heredia    La Selva  1 Adult Female      10.43333; -84.01666  camino experimental  25 Jun 1999  ALAS (Arthropods of La Selva Project)  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031090  COSTA RICA  Heredia    La Selva  1 Adult Female      10.43333; -84.01666  Carapa guianensis  05 Mar 1993  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00029701  COSTA RICA  Limon    Hone Creek, Finca de Alberto Moore  1 Adult Female      9.70306; -82.81833  Cacao-Cordia-banano, Extraccion de mantillo  04 Jun 2004  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00030972  COSTA RICA  Limon    Valle del Silencio, Cerro Hoffman  1 Adult Female    2307  9.07805; -82.97666  forest litter  26 Feb 2005  R. Anderson  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00029399  COSTA RICA  Limon    Rio Toro Amarillo, near Guapiles  1 Adult Female      10.20301; -83.81613  rainforest, litter  01 Mar 1966  W.L. Brown  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00029701  COSTA RICA  Limon    Hone Creek, Finca de Alberto Moore  2 Adult Male      9.70306; -82.81833  Cacao-Cordia-banano, Extraccion de mantillo  04 Jun 2004  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00029699  COSTA RICA  Limon    Hone Creek, Finca de Alberto Moore  1 Adult Female      9.70306; -82.81833  Cacao-Cordia-banano, Extraccion de mantillo  14 May 2004  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00029698  COSTA RICA  Limon    Hone Creek, Finca de Alberto Moore  1 Adult Male      9.70306; -82.81833  Cacao-Cordia, Extraccion de mantillo  05 Apr 2004  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00021117  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Monteverde  3 Adult Male    1500  10.30500; -84.80960  Cacao-Cordia, Extraccion de mantillo  23 Feb 1991  H., A Howden  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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