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Ponsoonops fanselix       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 10130). Total length 1.50. 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 finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, moderately hexagonal; in lateral view steep slopy, 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 slightly 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 straight from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, 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 absent, 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; 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 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 complex protrusion, posteromedian part with triangular projection. 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, anterolaterally with indistinct narrow dark purple stripes, other parts with net-like pattern, cardiac mark pale, posteriorly with two posteriad pale lines. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, 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, pale orange, without color pattern, covering 1/2 to 3/4 of abdomen, between 1/4 and 1/2 abdomen width, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles, narrow rectangular. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, short, almost rectangular, covering about 1/3 of the abdominal length, 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. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present, plate with 2 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 near as long as 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, metatarsi metatarsi I and II distoventrally with patch of short setae, 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 v4-2-2; II v4-2-1p; IV v0-0-2; r0-1-0; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; II p1-0-0; v2-2-2; IV p0-1-0. 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 large, 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 broad flattened, prolateral folded dorsad, distally broad tube-shaped, curved ventroprolaterad, tip lamelliform dorsoventrally enlarged, embolus opening oval; 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 basally moderately inflated, 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 not detected, tarsal organ with 2 sensilla; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part conductor basally fused with embolus base, basally broad, distally narrow lamelliform elongated, curved ventroretrolaterad, blunt tip, almost as long as embolus.
Ponsoonops fanselix, male abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male habitus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10177)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male embolus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male embolus, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male embolus opening, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, male bulb, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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            Female (PBI_OON_0010130). Total length 1.75. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace moderately hexagonal; in lateral view steep slopy. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, . Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions yellow-reddish ground color, anterolaterally with indistinct narrow dark purple stripes, other parts with net-like pattern, cardiac mark pale, posteriorly with two posteriad pale lines. Book lung covers connection of posterior spiracles by distal rim of postepigastric sclerite. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum small lateral sclerites present, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum. Spinneret scutum divided into 2 platelets. Colulus plate with 2 setae. Spinnerets: ALS: not examined; PMS: not examined; PLS: not examined. LEGS: 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 p1-1-0; v4-2-2; r1-0-0; II p0-1-0; v4-2-2; IV v0-0-2; r0-1-0; metatarsi: I, II p1-0-0; v2-2-2; IV p0-1-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: externally inconspicuous, anterior sclerite distinctly, plates somewhat visible through epigastric scutum. Dorsal view: internally with large, broad u-shaped plate with short lateral extensions, medially distinctly trapezoidal protruding, moderately wider than long, covering anterior genitalic process, anterior genitalic process protruding anteriorly, short stalked with distinctly enlarged apex, originating from smaller plate (there are two small plates), cluster of few filiform glands present at base of anterior genitalic process, posterior genitalic process (receptaculum) small pocket-like without remarkable duct, weakly sclerotized.
Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

ponsofansefpabdl10130AO.tif

Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female habitus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10192)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10192)

ponsofansefpabdd10192AO.tif

Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10192)

ponsofansefpabdl10192AO.tif

Ponsoonops fanselix, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10192)

ponsofansefpabdv10192AO.tif

Ponsoonops fanselix, female epigastric sclerite, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10192)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10192)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female epigastric sclerite, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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Ponsoonops fanselix, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10130)

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DISTRIBUTION

PANAMA
Ponsoonops fanselix 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 00010152  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    25 km NNE San Felix  1 Adult Female    1500  8.56666; -81.83333    04 Jun 1980  J. Wagner  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010153  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    25 km NNE San Felix  1 Adult Female    1500  8.56666; -81.83333    05 Jun 1980  J. Wagner  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010142  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    25 km NNE San Felix  1 Adult Female    1500  8.56666; -81.83333    05 Jun 1980  J. Wagner  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010153  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    25 km NNE San Felix  1 Adult Male    1500  8.56666; -81.83333    05 Jun 1980  J. Wagner  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010130  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    25 km NNE San Felix  2 Adult Female  Paratype  1500  8.56666; -81.83333    17 Jun 1980  J. Wagner  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010130  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    25 km NNE San Felix  2 Adult Male  Holotype  1500  8.56666; -81.83333    17 Jun 1980  J. Wagner  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010191  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Cerro Colorado W flank  1 Adult Female    1450  8.53333; -81.81666    08 Jan 1981  W. Suter  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010177  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Cerro Colorado, trail to peak  1 Adult Male    1475  8.53333; -81.81666    28 Jan 1981  W. Suter  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010192  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Cerro Colorado  1 Adult Female    1490  8.53333; -81.81666    11 Jan 1981  W. Suter  FMNH 


 
 
 
 
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