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Neoxyphinus muruci       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 40428). Total length 2.18. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace dark red-brown, without any 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 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 strongly reticulate, sides strongly 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 absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly 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, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum as long as wide, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, radial furrow opposite coxae III present, surface smooth, covered with large round pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, 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, deep sternum furrow; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; with one tooth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, serrula absent, anteromedian tip unmodified, 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 yellow, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, elliptical, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, ribbed, 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 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 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, dark red-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with short posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, with slit-shaped tegumental incisions. Spinneret scutum absent. 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. Colulus absent. LEGS: orange-brown, 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 I Emeritís glands absent, 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 spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I v4-4-2; metatarsi: I v2-2-0. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore large, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus dark, prolateral excavation present, with prolatero-apical projection; 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 yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, shorter than cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, anterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, anterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, posterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male habitus, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male habitus, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male habitus, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male endites, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male palp, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male palp, retrolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male palp, prolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male embolus, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male embolus, prolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40430)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male abdomen, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male carapace, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male embolus, prolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male embolus, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male habitus, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male habitus, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male habitus, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40435)

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            Female (PBI_OON 40429). Total length 2.41. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Sternum deep sternum furrow. Endites distally not excavated. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I v6-2-2; II v4-4-2; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Neoxyphinus muruci, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female abdomen, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female abdomen, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female carapace, anterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female carapace, posterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female carapace, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female carapace, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female carapace, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female habitus, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female habitus, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female habitus, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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Neoxyphinus muruci, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---40434)

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DISTRIBUTION


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MATERIAL EXAMINED

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