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Zyngoonops clandestinus Benoit, 1977       Get publication


Zyngoonops clandestinus Benoit, 1977l: 246, f. 6-10 (Df).

            Female (PBI_OON 2191). Total length 1.52. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly 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, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, lateral surfaces with very shallow microsculpture., without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered; non-marginal pars cephalica setae short setae on carapace and clypeus.. Clypeus sloping forward in lateral view, median projection absent, eyes separated from edge of carapace by more than their diameter.; setae present. Eyes two, reduced, tiny, two tiny, round-to-oval eyes, approximately one diameter apart.. Sternum longer than wide, yellow, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, surface smooth, without pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin extending posteriorly, ending in two short sclerotized prongs, distance between coxae approximately equal, without posterior hump, no clearly defined radial furrows. Prongs relatively broad; setae abundant, needle-like, evenly scattered. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. Chelicerae anterior face unmodified; fangs shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon; on posterior surface of paturon a vertical row of three long, medially projecting hairs and a group of small spines located close to outer margin. Labium not fused to sternum; with setae. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges, femur twice as long as patella, patella and tibia subequal, tarsus more than twice as long as tibia. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly, elongated ovoid; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers ovoid, anterolateral edge unmodified, medium-sized. Not covered with white, matted setae. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow, without color pattern, covering less than 1/2 of abdomen, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles, dS small, ovoid, covering only 1/4 of abdomen length; DS anteriorly possibly fused to ES. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, yellow. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, yellow, not fused to epigastric scutum, pES short, leaving more than half of ventral abdomen uncovered, rounded posteriorly. Lateral apodemes of medium length. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, spinneret scutum a narrow, incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae. Anal scutum present. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus present, colulus small, sporting two setae.. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one; each leg with four dorsal trichobothria: one on proximal tibia, two on distal tibia, one on distal metatarsus. GENITALIA: Ventral view: anterior margin of PES appears to form a scape-like structure that extends almost the entire length of the PES. Posterior tip of scape narrower than rest of scape. A red-brown stripe extending along length of scape. On both sides of scape a longitudinal row of setae..
Zyngoonops clandestinus, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfscara28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfscarp28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfscard28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfscarv28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female sternum, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female eye group, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female chelicerae, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female chelicerae, modified setae, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female labium, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female serrula, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female palp, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female trichobothrium, palpal tibia, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female pedicel, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfspedd28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female pedicel, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfspedp28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female pedicel, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfspedl28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female pedicel, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfspedv28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfsepiv28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female epigynum, epigynal area, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfsepip28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female PLS, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfdhabl28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfdhabd28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfdcara28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfdcarv28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfdepiv28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfdendv28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfsto1d28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

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Zyngoonops clandestinus, female tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfsto3d28773WF.tif

Zyngoonops clandestinus, female tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28773)

ZYNGOCLANDfsto4d28773WF.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Zyngoonops clandestinus 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 00028773  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Kivu, Visiki forest  1 Adult Female      0.35000; 29.15000    22 Dec 1971  Lejeune M.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00002191  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Kivu, Visiki forest  1 Adult Female  Holotype    0.35000; 29.15000    22 Dec 1971  Lejeune M.  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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