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Orchestina venezuela       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON 1683). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, total lenght 0.66 mm, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, curved downwards in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, posterior eye row slightly recurved in front view, PME largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above; ALE separated by more than their diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by PME radius to PME diameter. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture covering entire surface, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, 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, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly, destroyed; dorsum soft portions pale white, without color pattern. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum absent. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus present. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV thickened, much larger than femora I-III, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, coxae legs I-III absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; metatarsus: IV one.
Orchestina venezuela, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---01683)

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Orchestina venezuela, female carapace, dorsal view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---01683)

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Orchestina venezuela, female carapace, lateral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---01683)

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Orchestina venezuela, female carapace, ventral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---01683)

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Orchestina venezuela, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---01683)

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Orchestina venezuela, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by MI, specimen ID: ---01683)

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DISTRIBUTION

VENEZUELA
Orchestina venezuela 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 00001683  VENEZUELA  Miranda    35 km N Altagracia, Parque Nacional Guatopo, Agua Blanca  1 Adult Female  Holotype  400  10.19180; -66.49580    07 Jun 1987  S., J. Peck  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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