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Neoxyphinus meurei       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON 45067). Total length 2.16. 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 angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, posterolateral surface with 2 pairs of spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica striated, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, 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 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 oval, PLE oval; posterior eye row straight from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching, 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 absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, 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, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; with one tooth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula absent, 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 pale orange, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, elliptical, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube medium, unmodified, 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 more than 3/4 of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface reticulate, sides reticulate, 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, long, semicircular, covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. 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 with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus absent. 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 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; II v2-2-2; metatarsi: I, II v2-2-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined.
Neoxyphinus meurei, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female abdomen, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female abdomen, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female abdomen, anterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, anterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, posterior view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female habitus, dorsal view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female habitus, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female habitus, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female endites, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, lateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female carapace, ventral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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Neoxyphinus meurei, female palp, prolateral view (image by NM, specimen ID: ---44695)

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MATERIAL EXAMINED

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