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Zyngoonops goedaert       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 8888889). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, posterolateral edge without pits, anterolateral corners with strongly sclerotized, triangular extension, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, thorax without depressions, posterior half of carapace with three conspicuous, red stripes, one on dorsal surface and one on each lateral surface; the three stripes joining on the posterior surface of the carapace. Each lateral stripe has a very short, downward projecting sidebranch at the level of coxal insertion III. Lateral and posterior surfaces with microsculpture, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered; non-marginal pars cephalica setae short setae on carapace. Clypeus straight in front view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent, aLE separated from edge of carapace by more than their diameter; setae present. Eyes six, reduced, tiny, aLE largest, PLE smallest. Posterior eye row, as viewed from above: slightly procurved. PME not touching, PLE well-separated from PME, ALE more than their diameter apart, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME circular, PLE circular. Sternum longer than wide, darker anteriorly than posteriorly, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, surface smooth, without pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin protruding, posterior margin extending posteriorly, ending in two short sclerotized prongs, anterior corner with strongly sclerotized triangle in male, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles present, without posterior hump, orange-yellow. No clearly defined radial furrows. Prongs relatively narrow.; setae abundant, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae anterior face unmodified, yellow; 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 two-three long, medially projecting hairs and a group of small spines located close to outer margin. Labium fused to sternum, much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, much wider than long. Endites much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, endites enlarged and strongly modified, each forming several projections, including a prominent, anteriorly directed, horn-like projection and a shorter, flattened projection that appears to touch the distal tip of the horn. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly. Book lung covers ovoid, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung covers relatively small, lighter than surrounding scutum. Not covered with white, matted setae.. Pedicel unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles, ds orange-yellow, covering entire dorsal abdomen. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, orange-yellow. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, fused to epigastric scutum, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, pes orange-yellow, long, ventral abdomen completely covered. Sperm pore elliptical, wider than long. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring, spinneret scutum an 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 more or less triangular, brown, 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: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, situated behind posterior spiracles; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical; embolus embolus tube-shaped, originating distally on palpal bulb. No conductor or other accessory structures; trochanter unmodified; femur two or more times as long as trochanter, attaching to patella basally, femur twice as long as patella; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged; tibia tibia and patella subequal; cymbium fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, extending beyond distal tip of bulb.
Zyngoonops goedaert, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male carapace, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male sternum, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male eye group, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male chelicerae, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male endites, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male labium, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male abdomen, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male pedicel, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male pedicel, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

ZYNGOGOEDAmspedl33813WF.tif

Zyngoonops goedaert, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male abdomen, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male ALS, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male PMS, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male PLS, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male palp, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male cymbium, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male embolus, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male embolus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male endites, modified setae, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male coxa II, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, male coxa IV, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---33813)

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            Female (PBI_OON 28844). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, with rounded posterolateral corners, lateral and posterior surfaces with microsculpture; non-marginal pars cephalica setae short setae on carapace. Clypeus aLE separated from edge of carapace by more than their diameter. Eyes aLE largest, PLE smallest. PME not touching, PLE well separated from PME and ALE, ALE approximately one diameter apart; posterior eye row straight from above. Sternum uniform, anterior margin unmodified, orange. No clearly defined radial furrows. Prongs relatively narrow.; setae needle-like. Mouthparts: setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon. Labium not fused to sternum. 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 twice as long as tibia. ABDOMEN: dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers booklung covers relatively small. Not covered with white, matted setae.. Dorsal scutum not fused to epigastric scutum, ds orange, covering almost entire dorsal abdomen. Epigastric scutum orange. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular, not fused to epigastric scutum, pes orange, long, most of ventral abdomen covered. Lateral apodemes very long, posterior tips bent outwards. Spinneret scutum spinneret scutum an incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae. Anal scutum present. Colulus colulus triangular, brown, sporting two setae. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope; 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; scape about half as long as PES.
Zyngoonops goedaert, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, female habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, female carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

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Zyngoonops goedaert, female carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

ZYNGOGOEDAfpcard28844WF.tif

Zyngoonops goedaert, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

ZYNGOGOEDAfpcarv28844WF.tif

Zyngoonops goedaert, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28844)

ZYNGOGOEDAfdepiv28844WF.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Zyngoonops goedaert 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 00033813  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Kivu, terr. Lubero, Biambwe  1 Adult Male  Paratype    0.26666; 28.95000  dans humus  01 Jul 1967  Celis M.J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028844  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Kivu, terr. Lubero, Biambwe  1 Adult Female  Holotype    0.26666; 28.95000  dans humus  01 Jul 1967  Celis M.J.  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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