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Varioonops potaguo       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 1312). Total length 1.08. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica granulate, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin undulate, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae needle-like; marginal setae needle-like. Clypeus margin strongly rebordered, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, 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 for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by PME radius to PME diameter. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, 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, without pits, microsculpture everywhere but front, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, sternum surface loosely and coarsely granulated; lateral margin grooves not examined; setae sparse, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region abruptly narrowed, posterior surface unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites posteromedian with broad triangular projection. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow, cardiac mark paler, very weakly visible pattern of broad dark spots (due to ethanol preservation?). Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, long, semicircular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, postepigastric scutum posterior margin straight. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, divided into two plates. Dorsum setae present, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, needle-like. Spinneret scutum without fringe of setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present, small plate with two setae. Spinnerets: ALS: not examined; PMS: not examined; PLS: not examined. 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, 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 v4-2-2; II v4-2-1p; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-2. 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 small, circular, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, tube-shaped, elongated, curved ventroprolaterad, moderately bent at half its length, distally with strongly sclerotized spike; 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, narrow in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae, cymbial cone not examined; bulb white, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part conductor broad, lamelliform.
Varioonops potaguo, male abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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Varioonops potaguo, male bulb, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01312)

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            Female (PBI_OON_000001690). Total length 1.36. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes ALE separated by more than their diameter. Sternum extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, (fusion to carapace not sure) sternum surface loosely and coarsely granulated; lateral margin grooves not examined. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions brown to brown-purple color with some paler patches, wide darker netlike pattern, cardiac mark pale, posteriorly with two posteriad pale lines. Book lung covers posterior spiracles connected by posterior rim of postepigastric scutum. Pedicel scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric 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; patellae: II p1-0-0; tibiae: I v4-2-2; II v4-2-1p; metatarsi: I p1-0-0; v2-2-2; II v2-2-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: epigastric region indistinct, anterior sclerite and plate dinstinctly visible through the epigastric scutum. Dorsal view: large distinct v-shaped genitalic plate with lateral extensions, median distinctly less sclerotized and protruding, covering anterior genitalic process, protruding part as long as wide; anterior genitalic process long stalked with wide rhomboid head, longer than posterior genitalic process (receptaculum), originating from a small plate, field of basally bulbous and distally filiform glands at base of anterior genitalic process, posterior genitalic process broad pocket-shaped, weakly sclerotized.
Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female epigastric sclerite, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01700)

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Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01700)

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Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01700)

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Varioonops potaguo, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01700)

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Varioonops potaguo, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01700)

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Varioonops potaguo, female epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---01700)

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Varioonops potaguo, female endites, ventral view (image by AB, specimen ID: ---01690)

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Varioonops potaguo, female sternum, ventral view (image by AB, specimen ID: ---01690)

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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 00001312  VENEZUELA  Miranda    35 km N Altagracia, Parque Nacional Guatopo, Agua Blanca  1 Adult Male  Holotype  400  10.19180; -66.49580    03 Jun 1987  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001700  VENEZUELA  Miranda    28 km N Altagracia, Parque Nacional Guatopo, El Lucero  2 Adult Female    700  10.01860; -66.44420  rotted log litter  08 Jun 1987  S., J. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00001690  VENEZUELA  Miranda    35 km N Altagracia, Parque Nacional Guatopo, Agua Blanca  2 Adult Female    400  10.19180; -66.49580  rotted log litter  31 May 1987  S., J. Peck  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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