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Aprusia strenuus Simon, 1893       Get publication


Aprusia strenuus Simon, 1893a: 295 (Df).

            Female (PBI_OON 6256). Total length 1.89. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace white, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth; lateral margin smooth, without denticles; non-marginal pars cephalica setae setae lost; non-marginal pars thoracica setae setae lost; marginal setae setae lost. Clypeus straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae setae lost. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, all subequal, all eyes oval; posterior eye row procurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, white, not fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, surface smooth, without pits, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium white. Chelicerae slightly divergent; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae setae lost. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle; setae lost. Endites distally not excavated, serrula absent, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, elliptical, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum absent. Postepigastric scutum absent. Spinneret scutum absent. Abdomen setae setae lost. Colulus present. LEGS: white, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III. Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-0-2; tibiae: I p2-0-2; r2-0-2; II v3-0-3; metatarsi: I p1-0-1; r1-0-1; II v2-0-2. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: no epigynal structures visible.. Ventral view: no epigynal structures visible..
Aprusia strenuus, female spinnerets, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female abdomen, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female habitus, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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Aprusia strenuus, female leg I, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---06256)

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DISTRIBUTION

SRI LANKA
Aprusia strenuus 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 00006256  SRI LANKA  unknown    Nuwara Eliya  2 Subadult Female  Holotype    ;       unknown  MNHN 


 
 
 
 
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