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Bipoonops baobab       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 10774). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace dark red-brown, 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 finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, large moderately darkened patch at posterior half of carapace, 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 unmodified, straight 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 eyes relatively large, all subequal, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row straight 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, 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, surface rugose, 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 present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, only very finely rugose, most parts appear smooth; 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 anteromedian tip with distinct, strongly sclerotized protrusion, median part with indistinct, moderately stepped projection. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent, coxae legs I and II missing, tarsi pairs of special setae with distinct flattened clawlike apexes present on tarsi III, IV. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: IV p0-1-0; r0-1-0; metatarsi: IV p0-1-0; r0-1-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, embolus broken off and missing; 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, cymbial cone short cone-shaped, tarsal organ with 2 sensilla; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, spherical, distal part conductor originates at bulb, ventroprolaterally of embolus, short base, dividing into broad platelike ventroprolateral part and narrow elongated projection, dorsodistally with distinct rim, platelike part reaching 2/3 of of elongated projection length..
Bipoonops baobab, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male conductor, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male conductor, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male conductor, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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            Female (PBI_OON 10774). Total length 1.54. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace large moderately darkened patch at posterior half of carapace. Eyes all eyes relatively large. Sternum as long as wide, only very finely rugose, most parts appear smooth. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow-reddish ground color, dark purplebrown spots and indistinct netlike pattern, cardiac mark pale. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, connection of posterior spiracles by distal rim of postepigastric sclerite. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum not 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 absent. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, divided into 2 platelets. 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. Colulus present, small plate with 2 setae. Spinnerets: ALS: not examined; PMS: not examined; PLS: not examined. LEGS: patella plus tibia I near as long as carapace, tibia I unmodified, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent , tibiae emerit's glands not examined, tarsi pairs of special setae with distinct flattened clawlike apexes present on tarsi III, IV. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-1; II p0-0-1; tibiae: I p1-0-0; v4-2-2; II v4-2-1p; IV v0-0-2; metatarsi: I, II p1-0-0; v2-2-2; IV p1-1-0; r1-0-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: externally inconspicuous, anterior sclerite and plates somewhat visible through epigastric scutum. Dorsal view: internally with large plate with short lateral extensions, medially protruding, wider than long, covering anterior genitalic process, anterior genitalic process protruding anteriorly, very broadly stalked with distinctly enlarged apex, originating from smaller plate, cluster of numerous filiform glands present at base of anterior genitalic process, posterior genitalic process (receptaculum) very small, triangular without remarkable duct, distally and laterally with glands.
Bipoonops baobab, female abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female epigastric sclerite, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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Bipoonops baobab, female sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10774)

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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 00010774  ECUADOR  Pichincha    Pichincha CCRP; Coleccion MAB, UNESCO  1 Adult Male  Paratype    -0.58656; -79.36400    23 Dec 1980  S. Sandoval  1111 
PBI_OON 00010774  ECUADOR  Pichincha    Pichincha CCRP; Coleccion MAB, UNESCO  1 Adult Female  Holotype    -0.58656; -79.36400    23 Dec 1980  S. Sandoval  1111 


 
 
 
 
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