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Varioonops heredia       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_000031105). Total length 1.66. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace indistinct darkened radial stripes present, elevated portion of pars cephalica less granulated, appears to be smoother. Sternum sternum surface loosely and coarsely granulated; lateral margin grooves not examined. Endites endites posteromedian with broad triangular projection. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions pale purple-brown ground color with wide dark purple netlike pattern, cardiac mark pale, posteriorly with four posteriad pale lines. Postepigastric scutum postepigastric scutum posterior margin concave. Spinneret scutum divided into two plates. Colulus small plate with two setae. Spinnerets: ALS: not examined; PMS: not examined; PLS: not examined. LEGS: tibiae emerit's glands not examined. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-1; tibiae: I, II v4-2-1p; metatarsi: I, II p1-0-0; v2-2-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Palp embolus tube-shaped, elongated, curved ventroprolaterad, narrowing toward tip; tip posteroventrally furrowed, opening simple, oval, distally elongated, truncated; tibia (uncertain about the number of trichobothria, there may be a third broken off one); cymbium cymbial cone longitudinally ribbed, tarsal organ 2 sensilla; bulb distal part conductor very short, flat, triangular.
Varioonops heredia, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpabdd31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpabdl31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpabdv31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpcara31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpcard31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpcarl31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmppald31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmppalp31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmppalr31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmpstev31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male bulb, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmsbulp31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmsbulr31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male embolus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmsembd31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male embolus, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmsembp31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

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Varioonops heredia, male embolus opening, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmsemod31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male embolus opening, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

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Varioonops heredia, male embolus opening, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmsemor31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmspald31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmspalp31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

varioheredmspalr31105AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31105)

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            Female (PBI_OON 31042). Total length 2.03. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace indistinct darkened radial stripes present. Sternum sternum surface loosely and coarsely granulated; lateral margin grooves not examined. Female palp spines absent. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions dark purple ground color with wide dark purple netlike pattern, cardiac mark pale, posteriorly with two posteriad pale lines. Book lung covers posterior spiracles connected by posterior rim of postepigastric scutum. Spinneret scutum divided into two plates. Colulus small plate with two setae. Spinnerets: ALS: not examined; PMS: not examined; PLS: not examined. LEGS: tibiae emerit's glands not examined. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-1; tibiae: I p1-1-0; v4-2-2; r1-0-0; II p0-1-0; v4-2-2; metatarsi: I, II p1-0-0; v2-2-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: epigastric region inconspicuous, anterior and posterior sclerite and plate moderately visible through the epigastric and postepigastric scuta. Dorsal view: large plate with lateral moderately bent extensions, median protruding and covering anterior genitalic process, protruding part longer than wide; anterior genitalic process long stalked with moderately enlarged apex, dinstinctly longer than posterior genitalic process (receptaculum), originating from a smaller plate, field of filiform glands at base of anterior genitalic process; posterior genitalic process flask-like shaped with short connecting tube, distally bearing glands.
Varioonops heredia, female abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpabda31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpabdd31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpabdl31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpabdv31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpcard31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female epigastric sclerite, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpegsd31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpegsv31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpifgd31042AO.tif

Varioonops heredia, female sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---31042)

varioheredfpstev31042AO.tif

 

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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 00031105  COSTA RICA  Heredia    9 km NE Vara Blanca  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1550  10.23333; -84.10000    15 Apr 2005  ALAS (Arthropods of La Selva Project)  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00031042  COSTA RICA  Heredia    9 km NE Vara Blanca  1 Adult Female    1550  10.23333; -84.10000    07 Apr 2005  ALAS (Arthropods of La Selva Project)  INBIO 


 
 
 
 
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