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Costarina pittier       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 29780). Total length 2.09. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace dark red-brown, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly 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 with slightly sclerotized triangular projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica strongly reticulate, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, posterior portion with U-shaped smooth area, 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 strongly rebordered, sinuous in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum undivided, small, triangular, fused to clypeus, seam present. 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 wider than long, dark red-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, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture everywhere but front, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins with bridges to coxae, without posterior hump, with three transverse ridges connected by longitudinal ridge; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium dark red-brown. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face with swelling; promargin with one tooth, retromargin without teeth; 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 pairs of enlarged setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization, anterior portion set at sharp angle to flat posterior portion; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, ventral process with arched ventral surface, both processes wide at base, heavily sclerotized. ABDOMEN: ovoid, 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 not 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 strongly sclerotized, dark red-brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, dark red-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short 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. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: red-brown, 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: I p0-0-2; r0-1-0; tibiae: I, II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-2-1p; II v3-0-2. 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 between anterior and posterior spiracles, rebordered; 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, with single prong, bent prolaterally at about two-thirds its legnth, with recurved tip; 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, elongated.
Costarina pittier, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10023)

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Costarina pittier, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10023)

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Costarina pittier, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10023)

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Costarina pittier, male palp, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10023)

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Costarina pittier, male palp, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10023)

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Costarina pittier, male palp, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10023)

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            Female (PBI_OON 10032). Total length 2.60. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace posterior portion with U-shaped smooth area. Chilum small, triangular, fused to clypeus, seam present. Eyes ALE separated by less than their radius. Sternum with three transverse ridges connected by longitudinal ridge. Labium anterior portion set at sharp angle to flat posterior portion. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I, II p0-0-2; r1-1-1; tibiae: I, II v4-4-2; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; II v3-0-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: genital atrium, with short, rounded apodemal lobes at posterolateral corners.
Costarina pittier, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10040)

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Costarina pittier, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10040)

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Costarina pittier, female abdomen, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10040)

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Costarina pittier, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10040)

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Costarina pittier, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10040)

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DISTRIBUTION

COSTA RICA ; PANAMA
Costarina pittier 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 00051300  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    3 km NE Golfito  1 Adult Male    100  8.66471; -83.15184  tropical wet forest  22 May 1987  D. Ubick  CDU 
PBI_OON 00010032  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  1 Adult Female    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  tropical wet forest  20 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00029781  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Pittier  1 Adult Male    1800  9.02556; -82.96278  litter  08 Jun 1995  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00010637  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Osa Peninsula, 5 km W Rincon de Osa  1 Adult Male    500  8.70000; -83.51889  litter  24 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010619  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  1 Adult Male    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  litter  17 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010032  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  1 Adult Male    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  litter  20 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051280  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    5 km SW Finca Las Cruces, La Fila  2 Adult Male    1433  8.78937; -82.98133  litter  21 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00027696  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Golfito, P.N. Piedras Blancas, Sendero a Cerro Nicuesa  1 Adult Male    579  8.68972; -83.27222  litter  28 Nov 2000  J. Azofeifa  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00029780  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Pittier, 4.2 Km SW del Cerro Gemelo  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1670  9.02431; -82.96076  humus  04 Jul 1995  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00010637  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Osa Peninsula, 5 km W Rincon de Osa  2 Adult Female    500  8.70000; -83.51889  humus  24 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010027  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  2 Adult Male    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  humus  15 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010040  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  2 Adult Female    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  humus  18 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051304  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Osa Peninsula, Rancho Quemado  1 Adult Female      8.67917; -83.56667  mantillo  01 Dec 1991  F. Quesada  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00051282  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Est. Biol. Las Cruces, 4 km S San Vito  1 Adult Male    1150  8.78417; -82.96000  wet montane forest, litter  19 Jun 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00029780  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Pittier, 4.2 Km SW del Cerro Gemelo  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1670  9.02431; -82.96076  humus  04 Jul 1995  C. Viquez  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00037023  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    6 km S of San Vito  1 Adult Female      8.70000; -83.00000  under logs  13 Mar 1967  unknown  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00010608  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  1 Adult Male    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  under logs  16 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010040  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  1 Adult Male    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  under logs  18 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051276  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Est. Biol. Las Alturas, 2 km NE Alturas  1 Adult Male    1520  8.94888; -82.83361  upper montane forest, litter  20 Jun 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00049233  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    5 km SW Est. Biol. Las Cruces  1 Adult Male    1400  8.78694; -82.98694  wet cloud forest, litter  22 Jun 1998  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00029782  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Osa Peninsula, Rancho Quemado  1 Adult Male      8.67917; -83.56667  wet cloud forest, litter  12 Feb 1998  F. Quesada  INBIO 
PBI_OON 00010633  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  1 Adult Female    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  wet cloud forest, litter  18 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010023  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    Estacion Biologica, Finca Las Cruces, San Vito  2 Adult Male    1219  8.76667; -82.96667  wet cloud forest, litter  15 Mar 1973  J. Wagner, J. Kethley  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00000075  PANAMA  Chiriqui    15 km NW Hato Volcan, Hartmann Finca  1 Adult Female    1500  8.84483; -82.76076  wet cloud forest, litter  20 May 1977  S. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00036782  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Volcan  2 Adult Male    1000  8.76667; -82.63333  wet cloud forest, litter  09 Aug 1983  J., F. Murphy  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00010431  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Finca Palo Santo, W Nueva California  1 Adult Female    1494  8.78603; -82.65075  ravine, concentrated floor litter  06 Mar 1959  unknown  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00036542  PANAMA  Chiriqui    5 mi W Hato del Volcan  1 Adult Female    1000  8.77029; -82.74331  ravine, concentrated floor litter  10 Aug 1983  J., F. Murphy  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00010431  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Finca Palo Santo, W Nueva California  1 Adult Male    1494  8.78603; -82.65075  ravine, concentrated floor litter  06 Mar 1959  unknown  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00036542  PANAMA  Chiriqui    5 mi W Hato del Volcan  1 Adult Male    1000  8.77029; -82.74331  ravine, concentrated floor litter  10 Aug 1983  J., F. Murphy  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00051401  PANAMA  Chiriqui    30.7 km W Volcan Hartman's Finca  4 Adult Male    1800  8.83333; -82.75000  mixed oak forest, litter  16 Jun 1995  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000078  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Las Lagunas, 5km SW Hato del Volcan  2 Adult Female    1360  8.73880; -82.66431  mixed oak forest, litter  22 May 1977  S. Peck  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00036782  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Volcan  1 Adult Female    1000  8.76667; -82.63333  mixed oak forest, litter  09 Aug 1983  J., F. Murphy  AMNH 


 
 
 
 
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