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Guatemoonops jaba       Get publication

            Female (PBI_OON 49261). Total length 2.05. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, 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, 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 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, 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, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight 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 PME radius to PME diameter. 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, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae abundant, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, inner margin unmodified. Labium rectangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines present, formula: tibia d1-0-1, p2-2-2; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges, numerous spines at palp tarsus (chaotic pattern). ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions yellow-brown, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, 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, not surrounding pedicel, slightly protuding, small lateral sclerites present, without lateral joints, abdomen epigastric region small lateral sclerites indistinct. 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 absent. 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 represented only by setae, colulus very weakly sclerotized plate with two setae. 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 III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I, II d1-0-0; III, IV d1-0-1; tibiae: I v1-1-0; II v0-1-0; III p1-0-1; v0-1-2; r0-0-1; IV d0-1-0; p1-0-1; v1-0-2; r1-0-1; metatarsi: II v0-1-0; III v0-1-2; r0-0-1; IV d1-0-1; p1-0-1; v0-1-2; r1-0-1. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: externally conspicuous, anterior and median genitalic sclerite visible through epigastric scutum, redbrown, long rectangular. Dorsal view: internally with distinct lateral extensions, W-shaped, anterior genitalic process subrectangularm strongly sclerotized, distally T-shaped, subapically with dorsal spherical appendix, posterior genitalic process pocketlike, long oval.
Guatemoonops jaba, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female abdomen, lateral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female abdomen, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female carapace, anterior view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female carapace, dorsal view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)


Guatemoonops jaba, female sternum, ventral view (image by AO, specimen ID: ---49261)




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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 00049261  GUATEMALA  Baja Verapaz    4.5 km S Purulha  1 Adult Female  Holotype  1630  15.20921; -90.22546  cloud forest, litter  23 May 1991  R. Anderson  AMNH 

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