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Hexapopha jimenez       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON 38102). Total length 1.74. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, with Coxapopha-like pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with angular 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 granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea present, 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 dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin strongly rebordered, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved 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 wider than long, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface finely punctuate, covered with small round pits, microsculpture everywhere but front, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, 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 rounded extensions between coxae, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs 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 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; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. 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, 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, pale orange, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, 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, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, almost semicircular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of long setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus present. LEGS: yellow, 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 spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined.
Hexapopha jimenez, female habitus, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female habitus, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female habitus, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female abdomen, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

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Hexapopha jimenez, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---49620)

Hexapjimenfpifgd49620LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female habitus, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfphabd38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female habitus, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfphabl38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfpstev38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfpabdv38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female abdomen, lateral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfpabdl38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfpepiv38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfpifgv38102LE.tif

Hexapopha jimenez, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---38102)

Hexapjimenfpifgd38102LE.tif

 

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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 00038102  COSTA RICA  Puntarenas    13 km SSW Puerto Jimenez  1 Adult Female  Holotype  130  8.40667; -83.32833    10 Mar 2008  J. Longino  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00049620  COSTA RICA  Unknown    unknown  1 Adult Female      ;   humus  27 Apr 2001  B. P. Pezzek  INBIO 


 
 
 
 
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