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Ischnothyreus comicus       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 25943). Total length 1.49. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, with dark brown egg-shaped patches behind eyes, 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 finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica present; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae absent; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin unmodified, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE oval; posterior eye row straight from above, procurved from front; ALE touching, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum as long as wide, yellow, uniform, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without 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, 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, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, 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 light, needle-like, densest medially; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin with medial denticles, laminate groove absent. Labium elongated hexagon, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, much more heavily sclerotized than sternum. 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 without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, 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 weakly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering 1/2 to 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 weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, pale orange, short, almost rectangular, covering about 1/2 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum without fringe of setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-1; II p0-1-0; tibiae: I, II p2-2-0; v2-2-0; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; v1-1-0; (leg I: maximum spine length 3.55Ám, leg II: maximum spine length 2.8Ám. ). Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope; tibia: I three, II one, III three, IV one. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore large, triangular with rounded angles, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments brown; embolus light; trochanter normal size, with ventral projection; femur normal size, shorter than trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella about as long as femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; cymbium brown, ovoid in dorsal view, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Ischnothyreus comicus, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male chelicerae, posterior view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male palp, dorsal view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male palp, prolateral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male palp, retrolateral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male carapace, anterior view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male habitus, dorsal view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male habitus, lateral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male habitus, ventral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, male sternum, ventral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25943)

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            Female (PBI_OON 25967). Total length 1.90. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace without any pattern; marginal setae absent. Mouthparts: paturon inner margin unmodified. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers large, ovoid. Pedicel scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel. Dorsal scutum between 1/4 and 1/2 abdomen width. Postepigastric scutum widely hexagonal, covering about 1/3 of the abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets present. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-1-1; II p0-1-0; tibiae: I, II p2-2-0; v2-2-0; metatarsi: I, II p1-1-0; v1-1-0; (leg I: maximum spine length 4.15Ám, leg II: maximum spine length 4.0Ám. ). Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope; tibia: II three; metatarsus: I one, II one.
Ischnothyreus comicus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25967)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25967)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, female habitus, dorsal view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25967)

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Ischnothyreus comicus, female habitus, ventral view (image by KE, specimen ID: ---25967)

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DISTRIBUTION

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Ischnothyreus comicus 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 00025943  AUSTRALIA  Queensland  N. E. Queensland  4.5 km W. of Cape Tribulation  1 Adult Male  Holotype  760  -16.08333; 145.43333  rainforest  23 Sept 1982  G. Monteith, D. Yeates, G. Thompson  QM 
PBI_OON 00025967  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Cape Tribulation, 4km W (Site 8)  2 Mixed  Paratype  720  -16.08333; 145.43330  rainforest, Leaf Litter  24 Sept 1982  G. Monteith, D. Yeates, G. Thompson  QM 
PBI_OON 00005629  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, Cape tribulation, on track to Mt Sorrow  1 Adult Female    600  -16.07833; 145.46166  rainforest, Leaf Litter  20 Apr 2009  H. Wood  CAS 
PBI_OON 00005678  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, western section, Manjal Jimalji trail "devils thumb"  1 Adult Male      -16.38972; 145.32777  rainforest, Leaf Litter  04 Apr 2009  K. Edward & J. Waldock  QM 
PBI_OON 00021752  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Devils Thumb-Paul's Luck Site 12  1 Adult Male    1300  -16.38333; 145.28330  rainforest  27 Dec 1989  ANZSES expedition  QM 
PBI_OON 00021745  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Hemmant  1 Adult Male    1050  -16.11667; 145.41670  rainforest, Leaf Litter  27 Nov 1993  G. Monteith, H. Janetzki  QM 
PBI_OON 00021963  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Pieter-Botte  3 Mixed    900  -16.07383; 145.40530  rainforest  21 Nov 1993  G. Monteith, H. Janetzki  QM 
PBI_OON 00025746  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    2.0km W Cape Tribulation. Site 4  2 Mixed  Paratype  200  -16.08333; 145.43330  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Sept 1982  G. Monteith, D. Yeates, G. Thompson  QM 
PBI_OON 00022215  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Chujeba Peak summit, 7km SW Redlynch  1 Adult Female    1000  -16.93333; 145.65000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  16 Dec 1989  G. Monteith, G. Thompson  QM 
PBI_OON 00005672  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, Mossman gorge, water access track  2 Adult Female      -16.47444; 145.32777  rainforest, Leaf Litter  01 Apr 2009  K. Edward & J. Waldock  QM 
PBI_OON 00025811  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Devils Thumb, 10km NW Mossman  1 Adult Male    1150  -16.38333; 145.28330  rainforest, Leaf Litter  09 Oct 1982  G. Monteith, D. Yeates, G. Thompson  QM 
PBI_OON 00005568  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mossman Gorge National Park, circuit track  1 Adult Male      -16.47222; 145.33055  rainforest, Leaf Litter  21 May 2007  K. Edward & K. Pitz  QM 
PBI_OON 00022160  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Misery, summit  1 Adult Male    850  -15.52800; 145.14000  rainforest  06 Dec 1990  QLD Museum, ANZSES  QM 
PBI_OON 00025738  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Cape Tribulation, 5km W (Site 10)  2 Adult Female    780  -16.08333; 145.43330  rainforest, Leaf Litter  29 Sept 1982  G. Monteith, D. Yeates, G. Thompson  QM 
PBI_OON 00005671  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, Mossman gorge, water access track  1 Adult Male      -16.47444; 145.32777  rainforest, Leaf Litter  01 Apr 2009  K. Edward & J. Waldock  QM 
  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, western section, Manjal Jimalji trail "devils thumb"  2 Mixed      -16.38972; 145.32777  rainforest, Leaf Litter  04 Apr 2009  K. Edward & J. Waldock  QM 
PBI_OON 00022016  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mossman Bluff Track,5-10km W Mossman(Site 1)  1 Adult Male    250  -16.46667; 145.36670  rainforest  16 Dec 1988  G. Monteith, G. Thompson, ANZSES  QM 
PBI_OON 00025742  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Hemmant, 6km SW Cape Tribulation  2 Mixed    880  -16.11667; 145.41670  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Apr 1983  G. Monteith, D. Cook  QM 
PBI_OON 00025743  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Cape Tribulation, 4.5km W (Site 9)  4 Mixed  Paratype  760  -16.08333; 145.43330  rainforest, Leaf Litter  28 Sept 1982  G. Monteith, D. Yeates, G. Thompson  QM 
  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, Mossman gorge, water access track  5 Mixed      -16.47444; 145.32777  rainforest, Leaf Litter  01 Apr 2009  K. Edward & J. Waldock  QM 
PBI_OON 00005679  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Daintree NP, western section, Manjal Jimalji trail "devils thumb"  1 Adult Female      -16.38972; 145.32777  rainforest, Leaf Litter  04 Apr 2009  K. Edward & J. Waldock  QM 
PBI_OON 00021732  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mossman Bluff Track,5-10km W Mossman(Site1)  1 Adult Male    250  -16.46667; 145.36670  rainforest  16 Dec 1988  G. Monteith, G. Thompson, ANZSES Expedition  QM 


 
 
 
 
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