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Antoonops sarae       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON_32985). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace brown, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, posterolateral surface without spikes, thorax without depressions, carapace completely covered by microsculpture except anterior part of dorsal surface, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered. Clypeus sinuous in front view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present. Eyes six, eyes small. ALE-ALE: separated by more than their diameter; ALE-PLE: separated by less than PLE radius; PME-PME: almost touching; PLE-PME: separated by PME diameter, ALE oval, PME circular, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above. Sternum longer than wide, yellow-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, surface smooth, without posterior hump; setae abundant. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow-brown. Chelicerae anterior face unmodified, sparse setae on anterior face of paturon; fangs shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges, female palp brown, without spines; femur approximately twice as long as patella; patella about as long as tibia, without prolateral row of ridges, without leaf-like setae; tibia with three dorsal trichobothria; tarsus not expanded, twice as long as tibia. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Pedicel tube short, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, pedicel tube short, without triangular extensions, without fringe of setae; scuto-pedicel region without ridges or denticles, with small oval glands. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, 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, small lateral sclerites absent, eS light brown. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, not fused to epigastric scutum, pES light brown, long, leaving less than 1/4 of abdomen length uncovered. Lateral apodemes visible through integument. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, with fringe of needle-like setae. Anal scutum present.. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present, colulus small, sclerotized, sporting two setae. Spinnerets: ALS: aLS bisegmented, with one major ampullate gland spigot and three piriform gland spigots; PMS: pMS unisegmented, with four spigots; PLS: pLS bisegmented, with six spigots. LEGS: femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, coxae leg color: base color white-yellow, femora I-IV with distal darkening, tibiae I-IV and metatarsi III-IV with basal darkening, tibiae tibia III with group of specialized setae on ventral apex, tarsi tarsal claws examined with SEM; superior claws I-II with 3-4 large, proximally situated teeth on lateral surfaces, about 10 small, distally situated teeth on median surfaces; superior claws III-IV with 2-4 large, proximally situated teeth on lateral surfaces, about 3 small, distally situated teeth on median surfaces; inferior claw absent. Leg spines absent. Trichobothria examined with SEM; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; aperture internal texture grate-like, hood covered by numerous low, closely spaced ridges, each leg with four dorsal trichobothria: one on proximal tibia, two on distal tibia, one on distal metatarsus. Tarsal organ tarsal organ exposed, legs I-II with three receptors, legs III-IV with two receptors. GENITALIA: Shape: externally a prominent scape-like structure; in posterior part of scape a short longitudinal groove. Posterior of the scape a small cone-like structure; in anterior surface of cone a narrow groove (this groove may be a continuation of the groove in the scape). Internal genitalia consisting of apodemes, two uterine sclerites, and a genital duct. Anterior uterine sclerite T-shaped. Posterior uterine sclerite plate-like. Proximal part of genital duct relatively broad, with two rows of finger-like protrusions; distal part of duct narrow, ascending along posterior uterine sclerite, lacking protrusions. On either side of duct a pair of small tubular structures, presumably glands; these glands open to the outside via small pores situated lateral of the scape.
Antoonops sarae, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfphabd32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female habitus, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfphabv32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfpcard32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfpcarv32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfpabdd32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfpabdv32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32985)

ANTOOSARAEfpepiv32985WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

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Antoonops sarae, female carapace, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfscara32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfscarv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female eye group, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

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Antoonops sarae, female eye group, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

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Antoonops sarae, female chelicerae, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

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Antoonops sarae, female endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsendv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfspalp32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female palp, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfspalr32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female pedicel, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfspedv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsabdl32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsabdd32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsabdv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female dorsal abdominal sclerites, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsdasl32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female booklung covers, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsbocv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsegsv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female pedicel, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfspedl32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female epigastric sclerite, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsegsa32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsvasv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female spinnerets, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsspip32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female PMS, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsPMSp32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female leg I, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsle1r32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female leg III, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsle3p32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female trichobothrium, metatarsus I, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfstm1d32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsto1d32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female proclaw, leg IV, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

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Antoonops sarae, female proclaw, leg IV, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfspc4r32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsepiv32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female epigynum, epigynal area, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsepia32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female ventral abdominal sclerite, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsvasd32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsifgd32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female internal female genitalia, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsifgl32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female internal female genitalia, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfsifga32982WF.tif

Antoonops sarae, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---32982)

ANTOOSARAEfdepiv32982WF.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 00032985  CAMEROON  Adamawa [Adamaoua]    Tchabal Mbabo  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1500  7.41667; 12.81667    11 Apr 1983  R. Bosmans  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00032982  CAMEROON  Adamawa [Adamaoua]    Tchabal Mbabo  2 Adult Female    1200  7.41667; 12.81667    08 Apr 1983  R. Bosmans  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00032986  CAMEROON  Adamawa [Adamaoua]    Tchabal Mbabo  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1200  7.41667; 12.81667    08 Apr 1983  R. Bosmans  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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