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Neotrops ramirezi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 50271). Total length 1.71. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow, 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 smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin unmodified, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, on dark pingment, all subequal, all eyes oval; posterior eye row recurved from above; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum as long as wide, yellowish white, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, 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 without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellowish white. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium elongated hexagon, not 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, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, same as sternum in sclerotization, posteriomedian part with a more sclerotized longitudinal area.. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, elliptical, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum absent, but abdomen not extending anterior 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, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Dorsum setae absent. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV thickened, much larger than femora I-III, patella plus tibia I near as long as carapace, tibia I unmodified. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): (leg I: femora d1-1-1, pv0-0-1-1-0, tibiae vr1-1-1-1-1-1-0, vp1-1-1-1-1-0,metatarsi v2-2-2-2, leg II: femora d1-1-1, pv0-0-1-1-0, tibiae vr1-1-1-1-1-1-0, vp1-1-1-1-1-0,metatarsi v2-2-2-2, leg III: femora d1-1-1, tibiae d1-0, p1-1, r1-1, v1-1ap,metatarsi d1ap, p1-0-1ap, r1-1ap, v1ap, leg IV: femora d0-1-1-1-1, tibiae d1, p1-1, r1-1, v1-1ap, metatarsi d1ap, p1-1, r1-1, v1-1ap. ). 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 not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, gently sinuous; 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, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb white, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part conductor slightly curved to dorsal, with acute tip.
Neotrops ramirezi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---43083)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male carapace, dorsal view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---43083)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male carapace, ventral view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---43083)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male habitus, lateral view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---43083)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male palp, prolateral view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50271)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male palp, dorsal view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50271)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50271)

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Neotrops ramirezi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50271)

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            Female (PBI_OON 50273). Total length 2.02. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes on dark pingment. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): (leg I: femora d1-1-1, pv0-0-1-1-0, tibiae vr1-1-1-1-1-1-0, vp1-1-1-1-1-0,metatarsi v2-2-2-2, leg II: femora d1-1-1, pv0-0-1-1-0, tibiae vr1-1-1-1-1-1-0, vp1-1-1-1-1-0,metatarsi v2-2-2-2, leg III: femora d1-1-1, tibiae d1-0, p1-1, r1-1, v1-1ap,metatarsi d2ap, p1-1, r1-1, v1-1-0-1ap, leg IV: femora d0-0-1-1-1-1, tibiae d1, p1-1, r1-1, metatarsi d1-0-0, pv1ap, rv1ap. ). Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: anterior receptacle and procurved transverse ridges visible through cuticle. Dorsal view: posterodorsal plate surpassing the anterior receptacle. Uterus externus opening widened anteriorly and narrowed posteriorly. Anterior receptacle nearly cylindrical, with a narrow and short basal stalk and laterally expanded anterior tip, resembling the Planaria flatworm´s head..
Neotrops ramirezi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50273)

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Neotrops ramirezi, female carapace, dorsal view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50273)

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Neotrops ramirezi, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50273)

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Neotrops ramirezi, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by XG, specimen ID: ---50273)

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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 00050273  COLOMBIA  Valle  Yotoco  Reserva Natural de Yotoco  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1500  ;     02 Dec 2011  M. Ramírez, M. Izquierdo, et al.  ICN 
PBI_OON 00050271  COLOMBIA  Valle  Yotoco  Reserva Natural de Yotoco  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1500  ;     02 Dec 2011  M. Ramírez, M. Izquierdo, et al.  ICN 
PBI_OON 00050269  COLOMBIA  Valle  Yotoco  Reserva Natural de Yotoco  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1500  ;     02 Dec 2011  M. Ramírez, M. Izquierdo, et al.  MACN 
PBI_OON 00050269  COLOMBIA  Valle  Yotoco  Reserva Natural de Yotoco  1 Adult Male  Paratype  1500  ;     02 Dec 2011  M. Ramírez, M. Izquierdo, et al.  MACN 
PBI_OON 00050270  COLOMBIA  Valle  Yotoco  Reserva Natural de Yotoco  1 Adult Female  Paratype  1500  ;     02 Dec 2011  M. Ramírez, M. Izquierdo, et al.  ICN 


 
 
 
 
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