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Ponsoonops vuena       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 10576). Total length 1.37. 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, 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 separated by less than ALE radius, 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, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, 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, cheliceral retromargin with field of denticles; 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, promargin with row of flattened setae, 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, serrula present in single row, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites anteromedian tip with simple protrusion, posteromedian part with triangular projection with row of distal setae. 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 narrow dark purplebrown stripes, other parts with indistinct net-like pattern, cardiac mark pale. 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, small plate with 2 setae. Spinnerets: ALS: anterior lateral spinnerets bisegmented, basal segment without oblique membranous strip, with one major ampullate gland spigot and two piriform gland spigots; PMS: posterior median unisegmented, with two spigots; PLS: posterior laterals bisegmented, with three spigots. 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; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; II p1-0-0; v2-2-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth examined in detail; tarsal proclaws and retroclaws inner face smooth; tarsus I superior claws with four teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, four teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, zero teeth on median surface of retroclaw; tarsus II superior claws with four teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, four teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, zero teeth on median surface of retroclaw; tarsus III superior claws with three teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, three teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw; tarsus IV superior claws with three teeth on lateral surface of proclaw, zero teeth on median surface of proclaw, three teeth on lateral surface of retroclaw, zero teeth on median surface of retroclaw. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with SEM; base longitudinally narrowed, aperture internal texture grate-like, hood covered by numerous low, closely spaced ridges. 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, broad tube-shaped, moderately curved prolaterad, longitudinally folded with ventral slit, midway with distinct darsal knoll, tip narrow elongated, embolus opening oval, retrolaterally rebordered, ventrally with spikelike projection; 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 pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part conductor originates at embolus base, broad lamelliform elongated, distally narrowed and twisted, simple tip, as long as embolus.
Ponsoonops vuena, male abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male endites, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male ALS, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male bulb, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male bulb, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male bulb, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male bulb, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male carapace, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male chelicerae, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg I, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg I, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg II, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg II, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg III, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg III, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg IV, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male claws, leg IV, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male epigastric sclerite, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus opening, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male embolus opening, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male endites, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male endites, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male eye group, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male gonopore (male genital area), ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male labium, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male leg I, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male leg II, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male leg III, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male leg IV, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus I, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus I, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus I, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus II, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus II, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus III, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus III, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus IV, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male metatarsus IV, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, prolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male palp, retrolateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10576)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male PLS, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male PMS, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male cheliceral retromargin, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male spinnerets, posterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male spinnerets, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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Ponsoonops vuena, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---10403)

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            Female (PBI_OON 5689). Total length 1.80. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions yellowish ground color, indistinct dark brow net-like pattern and brown spots, cardiac mark pale. Book lung covers connection of posterior spiracles by distal rim of postepigastric sclerite. 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 small 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; v4-2-1p; IV p0-1-0; v1-0-2; 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 and plates somewhat visible through epigastric scutum. Dorsal view: internally with large w-shaped plate with short lateral extensions, medially protruding, wider than long, covering anterior genitalic process, anterior genitalic process protruding anteriorly, narrowly stalked with distinctly enlarged apex, originating from smaller plate (there are two small plates), cluster of only few filiform glands present at base of anterior genitalic process, posterior genitalic process (receptaculum) pocketlike without remarkable duct, weakly sclerotized, distally with distinct long glands.
Ponsoonops vuena, female abdomen, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female epigastric sclerite, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female habitus, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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Ponsoonops vuena, female sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---05689)

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DISTRIBUTION

PANAMA
Ponsoonops vuena 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 00005689  PANAMA  Chiriqui    El Volcan  2 Adult Female      8.76667; -82.66667    09 Aug 1950  A. Chickering  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00010576  PANAMA  Chiriqui    near Nueva California, W Finca Palo Santo  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1494  8.78661; -82.65063    09 Mar 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010403  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Near Nueva Calfornia W of Finca Palo Santo  4 Juvenile sex unknown    1448  8.78661; -82.65063    05 Mar 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010403  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Near Nueva Calfornia W of Finca Palo Santo  2 Adult Male    1448  8.78661; -82.65063    05 Mar 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 


 
 
 
 
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