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Aposphragisma dentatum       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON00031645). Total length 1.95. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, ovoid 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 with 1 pair of spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides strongly reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, carapace margin: sluice restricted to posterior margin; "denticles (den) on carapace margin blunt, becoming more and more two-lobed (and thus rather heart-shaped) on posterior half of margin (carapace margin appears cogwheel-like; Figs. 15DE)." (Thoma et al. 2014), without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present in u-shaped row, setae arranged in a long u-shaped row reaching posterior edge of pars cephalica; each setae originating from the middle of a pitlike structure with partly swollen edges, at posterior edge a pair of strongly modified, spike-like hairbases; non-marginal pars thoracica setae absent; marginal setae light, needle-like, denticles at carapace margin represent modified hair bases. Clypeus 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 absent. Eyes six, well developed, posterior eyes rather small, ALE largest, all eyes 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, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface finely reticulate, without pits, microsculpture everywhere but middle, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, distance between coxae approximately equal, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump, infra-coxal grooves present but not possible to assess if openings are present; radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III and III-IV only very weakly developed, rather appearing as indentions of sternum margin; sternum microsculptures lobed; sternum surface setae originating from middle of microsculptures, short smooth middle strip without setae; posterior edge of sternum protruding as single extension, covered with blunt denticles; setae abundant, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight; promargin without teeth; fangs directed posteriorly, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon distal region unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin deeply incised; subdistal portion with unmodified setae, ventral surface with 5 needle-like setae: two subdistal setae (one on each side of labium incision) and a transverse line of 3 more proximal setae; appearing darkish. Endites distally not excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, outer margin subdistally with a pair of long setae distally bent inwards. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. 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, elliptical, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified, elongated, about 6x longer than wide, rather dumbbell-shaped. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region with widely oval scutal ridge, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, dorsal part of epigastric scutum with subterminal ridge (=widely oval scutal ridge), scuto-pedicel region with slightly modified hair bases (appearing as small denticles). 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, surface smooth, but pitlike hairbases causing strongly punctate impression. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints, posterolaterally with curved / u-shaped ridge. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, almost semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long 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, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent , metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent, femora in dorsal view: femora I-II procurved, femur III more or less straight, femur IV recurved, tibiae tibia III & IV with a cluster of special hairs on ventral apex, metatarsi special hairs on ventral apex of metatarsi III & IV short, dagger-like, with finely serrated ridges on surface and coarsely serrated lateral margins; dorsal apex of metatarsi I-IV with small, shieldlike appendage, tarsi tarsi I-IV with very long claws (almost as long as tarsi). Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one.
Aposphragisma dentatum, female habitus, dorsal view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female habitus, lateral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female habitus, ventral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female carapace, anterior view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female carapace, dorsal view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female carapace, lateral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female sternum, ventral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female abdomen, lateral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female abdomen, anterior view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female abdomen, posterior view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female abdomen, ventral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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Aposphragisma dentatum, female tarsus I, retrolateral view (image by MT, specimen ID: ---31645)

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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 00031645  INDONESIA  Kalimantan Timur  Berau District  Hutan Mayang Mangurai  1 Adult Female  Holotype  20  2.10361; 117.40138  secondary forest  30 Sept 2008  P. Schwendinger  MHNG 


 
 
 
 
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