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Volborattella paulyi       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON_08027). Total length 1.66. 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, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica granulate, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica present; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, stout, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, stout; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin unmodified, curved downwards 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, stout. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row recurved from both above and 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, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface finely punctuate, without pits, microsculpture covering entire surface, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with pair of deep lateral pouches, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; 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, promargin with row of flattened setae. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization. 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 small, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs surrounding pedicel, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface strongly punctate, sides strongly punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow, almost semicircular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, stout. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. LEGS: white, 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 present , metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated in front of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, embolus with subapical opening, surrounded by sclerotized spiral ESP.; 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 white, ovoid in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb white, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, distal part embolar region a cylindrical projection of bulb, composed of three parts: embolus, superior (dorsal) projection (ESP), inferior (ventral) projection (EIP)..
Volborattella paulyi, male abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male carapace, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male carapace, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male palp, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male palp, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male leg I, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male leg I, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male leg IV, prolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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Volborattella paulyi, male leg IV, retrolateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08027)

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            Female (PBI_OON_08032). Total length 1.80. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width. Eyes PME largest. Sternum as long as wide, not fused to carapace, anterior margin unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior pores. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Female palp spines absent. ABDOMEN: Book lung covers ovoid. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Epigastric scutum slightly protuding, with lateral joints to postepigastric scutum. Postepigastric scutum with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Postepigastric area setae spatulate. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw.
Volborattella paulyi, female abdomen, anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female abdomen, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female abdomen, posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female abdomen, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female carapace, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female carapace, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08025)

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Volborattella paulyi, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08025)

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Volborattella paulyi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female habitus, lateral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female habitus, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), anterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), posterior view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female prosoma (sternum+peripheral area), ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08032)

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Volborattella paulyi, female Receptaculum, ventral view (image by DU, specimen ID: ---08029)

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DISTRIBUTION


Unknown.
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MATERIAL EXAMINED

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