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Zyngoonops beatrice       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 28506). CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange, pars cephalica strongly 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. Between each lateral stripe and dorsal stripe three much fainter, thinner stripes (upper, middle and lower stripe). Lateral surfaces with microsculpture, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered; non-marginal pars cephalica setae short setae on carapace. Clypeus high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present. Eyes six, eyes small. Posterior eye row slightly procurved in dorsal view. PME touching or almost touching; PLE round to oval, well-separated from PME; ALE less than one diameter apart, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME oval. Sternum longer than wide, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, surface smooth, without pits, sickle-shaped structures absent, posterior margin extending posteriorly, ending in two short sclerotized prongs, anterior corner with strongly sclerotized triangle in male, distance between coxae approximately equal, without posterior hump, orange. No clearly defined radial furrows. Prongs relatively narrow; setae abundant, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae anterior face unmodified; fangs shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae sparse setae on anterior surface of paturon. Labium fused to sternum, much more heavily sclerotized than sternum. Endites much more heavily sclerotized than sternum, endites enlarged and strongly modified, each forming several projections, including a large, plate-like projection and a pitch-black, flagellum-like projection. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly. Book lung covers ovoid, anterolateral edge unmodified, booklung covers relatively small. Not covered with white, matted setae. Posterior spiracles not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, 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. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, fused to epigastric scutum, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, eS and PES orange, fused into single ventral scutum that covers full length of abdomen. 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. Colulus present, colulus 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, oval, situated behind posterior spiracles; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; 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; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia tibia and patella subequal; cymbium white, fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, with distal patch of setae; bulb white.
Zyngoonops beatrice, male habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmphabl28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmpcard28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male carapace, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmpcarp28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmpabdv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmdcarl28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmdcard28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male carapace, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmdcarp28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male habitus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmshabd28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male carapace, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmscard28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsendv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsemsv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male endites, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsendl28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male endites, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsenda28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male labium, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmslabv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male abdomen, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsabdl28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsabdv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male pedicel, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmspedv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsvasv28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male sperm pore, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsspov28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmspalp28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male palp, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28617)

ZYNGOBEATRmspalp28617WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male palpal patella, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsppap28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male bulb, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsbulp28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male cymbium, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmscymd28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male embolus, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsembp28506WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, male embolus, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28506)

ZYNGOBEATRmsembd28506WF.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 28586). As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace 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, lateral surfaces with microsculpture; non-marginal pars cephalica setae short setae on carapace. Clypeus aLE separated from edge of carapace by their diameter. Eyes eyes small. Posterior eye row more or less straight in dorsal view. PME touching or almost touching; PLE round to oval, well-separated from PME; ALE less than one diameter apart. Sternum uniform, anterior margin unmodified, orange. No clearly defined radial furrows. Prongs relatively narrow. Mouthparts: 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 twice as long as tibia. ABDOMEN: rounded posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers booklung covers medium-sized. 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 not fused to epigastric scutum, pes orange, long, most of ventral abdomen covered. Lateral apodemes seemingly of medium length.. Spinneret scutum spinneret scutum an incomplete ring with fringe of needle-like setae. Anal scutum present but weakly developed. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus colulus small, 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 broad and long, about half as long as PES. Posterior half of scape broader than anterior half, rounded. A groove or stripe extending along length of scape. On both sides of scape a longitudinal row of medially-directed setae.
Zyngoonops beatrice, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfphabl28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfpepiv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfpifgd28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfdepiv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female habitus, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfshabl28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female carapace, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfscarl28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female carapace, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfscarv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female chelicerae, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfschev28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female endites, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsendv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female labium, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfslabv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female endites, modified setae, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsemsv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female sternum, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsstev28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female abdomen, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsabdv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female pedicel, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfspedv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female booklung covers, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsbocd28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female ventral abdominal sclerite, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsvasv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsepiv28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female ventral abdominal sclerite, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsvasd28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsifgd28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female internal female genitalia, anterior view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsifga28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female internal female genitalia, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsifgp28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female internal female genitalia, lateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsifgl28586WF.tif

Zyngoonops beatrice, female leg III, prolateral view (image by WF, specimen ID: ---28586)

ZYNGOBEATRfsle3p28586WF.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Zyngoonops beatrice 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 00028589  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Ruiss. Karambura, Affl. dr. Katauleko, près de Kalonge  1 Adult Female    2060  0.33333; 29.80000    30 Jan 1953  Vanschuytbroeck P. & Kekenbosch J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028586  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kibombole (R)  1 Adult Female    2700  ;   bambous  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028554  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kibombole (R)  2 Adult Female    2700  ;   bambous, berlèse  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028594  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kalonge  1 Adult Female    2210  0.33333; 29.80000  humus sous bambous  30 Jan 1953  Vanschuytbroeck P. & Kekenbosch J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028600  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kibombole (R)  1 Adult Male    2700  ;   humus sous bambous  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028506  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kibombole (R)  1 Adult Male  Paratype  2700  ;   bambous  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00033275  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kibombole (R)  1 Adult Female  Holotype  2700  ;   bambous  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028583  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Ihongero, piste vers Mahungu, entre Kalonge et Mahungu  1 Adult Male    2480  0.35000; 29.56666  bambous  01 Feb 1953  Vanschuytbroeck P. & Kekenbosch J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028617  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruzenwori, Riv. Nyamwamba affl Butahu, près de Kalonge  2 Adult Male    2480  0.33333; 29.80000  Bamboo floor (étage bambou)  26 Aug 1952  Vanschuytbroeck P. & Kekenbosch J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028597  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Vuhonga  1 Adult Male    2200  ;   berlèse  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028526  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Kibombole (R)  1 Adult Female    2700  ;   bambous, berlèse  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028643  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Mahangu  1 Adult Male    3350  0.35000; 29.83333  berlèse  30 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028605  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO      Ruwenzori, Vuhonga  2 Adult Female    2200  ;   berlèse  22 Aug 1955  Vanschuytbroeck P.  MRAC 


 
 
 
 
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