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Costarina sorkini       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 79). Total length 2.00. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-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 less than their radius, 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 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 anastomosing longitudinal ridges; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-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 a sharp angle to flat posterior portion; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, serrula absent, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, ventral process relatively short, wide, dorsal process relatively long, narrow. 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, orange-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, orange-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 present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: pale orange, 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 p0-1-1; r0-1-1; II p0-0-1; tibiae: I v4-4-2; II v4-4-1p; metatarsi: I v2-2-2; 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, proximal prong much larger than distal prong, triangular in ventral view; distal prong short, with folded 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 sorkini, male palp, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, male palp, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, male palp, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, male embolus, prolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, male embolus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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            Female (PBI_OON 79). Total length 2.09. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace posterior portion with U-shaped smooth area. Chilum small, triangular, fused to clypeus, seam present. Sternum with three transverse ridges connected by anastomosing longitudinal ridges. Labium anterior portion set a 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. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I, II p0-1-1; r1-1-1; tibiae: I v4-4-2; II v4-4-1p; 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 large, ovoid, posterior portion slightly protuberant.
Costarina sorkini, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, female abdomen, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---00079)

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Costarina sorkini, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---37018)

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Costarina sorkini, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---37018)

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Costarina sorkini, female abdomen, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---37018)

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Costarina sorkini, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---37018)

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Costarina sorkini, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---37018)

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Costarina sorkini, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10676)

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Costarina sorkini, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10676)

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Costarina sorkini, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10676)

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Costarina sorkini, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10676)

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Costarina sorkini, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---10676)

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Costarina sorkini 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 00010129  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    Almirante  1 Adult Male      9.30030; -82.40214  Forest floor litter  27 Mar 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051413  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    Almirante  1 Adult Male      9.30030; -82.40214  Forest floor litter  01 Apr 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00037011  PANAMA  Bocas del Toro    Bocas del Toro  1 Adult Male    800  8.78333; -82.18333  Forest floor litter  14 Jul 1987  D. Olson  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00036781  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Boquete  1 Adult Male    1600  8.78333; -82.43333  Forest floor litter  11 Aug 1983  J., F. Murphy  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00051447  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Bocas del Toro, La Fortuna Area, Cont. Divide trail  1 Adult Female    1200  8.74222; -82.25083  wet montane cloud forest, litter  09 Jun 1995  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00051407  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Finca Lerida nr Boquete  1 Adult Male    2377  8.81277; -82.48333  Forest floor litter  17 Mar 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051449  PANAMA  Chiriqui    5.9 km E Cerro Punto, P.N. Volcan Baru  1 Adult Male    2400  8.85006; -82.51327  bamboo litter  14 Jun 1995  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000079  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Nr. Bajo Boquete: Pate de Machu Mtn  2 Adult Male  Holotype    8.77472; -82.43194  Leaf Litter  11 Aug 1983  L. Sorkin  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00051447  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Bocas del Toro, La Fortuna Area, Cont. Divide trail  3 Adult Male    1200  8.74222; -82.25083  wet montane cloud forest, litter  09 Jun 1995  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00051451  PANAMA  Chiriqui    5.7 km NE Boquete  2 Adult Male    1850  8.81128; -82.39595  dry oak forest, litter  18 Jun 1996  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00010669  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Cloudforest at Quebrada Honda  2 Adult Male      8.75204; -82.23964  undergrowth  22 Sept 2008  M. Draney, A. McKenna-Foster  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00000079  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Nr. Bajo Boquete: Pate de Machu Mtn  1 Adult Female  Allotype    8.77472; -82.43194  Leaf Litter  11 Aug 1983  L. Sorkin  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00037018  PANAMA  Chiriqui    cerro pata de Macho  2 Adult Female    1500  8.70000; -82.21666  Leaf Litter  23 Jul 1987  D. Olson  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00051409  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Finca Lerida nr Boquete, "Barca Area"  2 Adult Male    1722  8.81277; -82.48333  Forest floor litter  14 Mar 1959  H. Dybas  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010677  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Reserva Forestal Fortuna, Casa Verde trail  1 Adult Female    100  8.72857; -82.23665  epiphytes  21 Sept 2008  A. McKenna-Foster  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010676  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Reserva Forestal Fortuna, Cloudforest at Quebrada Samudio  1 Adult Female      8.73502; -82.24719  epiphytes  23 Sept 2008  M. Draney, A. McKenna-Foster  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051448  PANAMA  Chiriqui    11 km W Boquete, P. N. Volcan Baru  1 Adult Male    2150  8.81714; -82.52941  mixed oak forest, litter  18 Jun 1995  R. Anderson  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00051450  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Reserva Forestal Fortuna, Cloudforest at Quebrada Samudio  1 Adult Male      8.73502; -82.24719  mixed oak forest, litter  23 Sept 2008  M. Draney, A. McKenna-Foster  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00051455  PANAMA  Chiriqui    Cloudforest at Quebrada Honda  2 Adult Female      8.75204; -82.23964  mixed oak forest, litter  22 Sept 2008  M. Draney, A. McKenna-Foster  FMNH 


 
 
 
 
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