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Varioonops trujillo       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_0049199). Total length 1.88. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, 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, carapace shape moderately hexagonal; indistinct darkened radial stripes present, 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 throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by PME radius to PME diameter. Sternum longer than wide, orange-brown, 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, without pits, microsculpture medially and in furrows, 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, lateral margin grooves not examined, sternum surface evenly and coarsely granulated; setae sparse, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. 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 pale yellow-brown ground color with wide dark purple netlike pattern, cardiac mark pale, posteriorly with two posteriad pale lines. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, 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, orange-brown, 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, posterior margin rounded (convex). Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, anterodorsal margin concave (in frontal view). Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length 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: pale orange, 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 p1-0-0; 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, oval, 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 pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, basally broadly stepped, robust, tube-shaped, elongated, moderately curved ventroprolaterad; tip longitudinally ribbed, with simple suboval opening; 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 with 3 trichobothria; cymbium pale orange, 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, distinct cone-shaped receptor dorsodistally on cymbium present, tarsal organ with 2 sensilla; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part conductor broad, lamelliform, sickle-shaped, distally truncate, as long as embolus.
Varioonops trujillo, male abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male habitus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male bulb, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male embolus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male embolus, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male embolus opening, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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Varioonops trujillo, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49199)

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            Female (PBI_OON_0002741). As in male except as noted.
 

DISTRIBUTION

VENEZUELA
Varioonops trujillo 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 00049199  VENEZUELA  Trujillo    Camino viejo a Trujillo, km 6.0  1 Adult Male  Holotype  2240  9.35083; -70.29333  cloud forest, litter  20 May 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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