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Australoonops granulatus Hewitt, 1915       Get publication


Australoonops granulatus Hewitt, 1915b: 93, f. 3 (Dm).

            Male (PBI_OON_000008922). Total length 1.65. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, elongate oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, surface of elevated portion pitted, surface of sides with rounded tubercles, without radiating rows of pits, surface with elongated tubercles; lateral margin straight, smooth, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, low, ALE separated from edge of carapace by less than their radius, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, pME not elongated, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE circular; 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 throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, without radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, covered with small round pits, microsculpture everywhere but middle, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae II and III greater than distance between coxae I and II, and coxae III and IV, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins with 3 pairs of lateral projections, with posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, spatulate, in group at base of coxae, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, spatulate, densest medially; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, with anteromedian projection bearing flattened setae with undivided tips. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, 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 absent. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, white, short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area frontal setae thickened, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. 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 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 spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore not visible; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments yellow; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, originating subdistaly, straight, narrowed at about half its length; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium yellow, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Australoonops granulatus, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male embolus, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male embolus, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranumscard08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, male endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranumspalr08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male claws, leg I, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male claws, leg II, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male labrum, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male palpal tibia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male spinnerets, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, male tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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            Female (PBI_OON_000008922). Total length 2.01. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace surface of elevated portion pitted, surface of sides with rounded tubercles, surface with elongated tubercles. Eyes pME not elongated. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: anterior projection originating from squared base, not greatly narrowed anteriorly, posterior receptaculum rounded, apparently with posterior glands.
Australoonops granulatus, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufphaba08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufphabd08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufphabl08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufphabv08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufscard08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female femora II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufshabd08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufsstev08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female ALS, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufscara08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female chelicerae, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female claws, leg I, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female claws, leg II, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female claws, leg III, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female claws, leg IV, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufscl4a08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female endites, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufsifgd08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufspalr08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female PLS, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female PMS, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female spinnerets, posterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female trichobothrium, metatarsus II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

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Australoonops granulatus, female tarsal organ, leg I, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufsto1d08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female tarsal organ, leg II, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufsto2d08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female tarsal organ, leg III, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufsto3d08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female tarsal organ, leg IV, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufsto4d08922ND.tif

Australoonops granulatus, female tarsal organ, palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---08922)

austrgranufstopd08922ND.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

SOUTH AFRICA
Australoonops granulatus 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 00002194  SOUTH AFRICA  Eastern Cape    Grahamstown  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -33.26660; 26.48333    01 Jul 1913  R. Godfrey, J. Hewitt  AMG 
PBI_OON 00029156  SOUTH AFRICA  Eastern Cape    Maitland Dunes, 35 km W Port Elisabeth  2 Adult Male      -33.75000; 25.36666  fynbos  29 Apr 1999  JocquĆ© R.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00028823  SOUTH AFRICA  Eastern Cape    Hogsback  1 Adult Male      -32.59931; 26.91286  pine plantation, Leaf Litter  02 Apr 2006  unknown  PPRI 
PBI_OON 00008922  SOUTH AFRICA  Western Cape    Jacobsbaai  5 Adult Male      -32.96223; 17.89200  shrubs, Leaf Litter  02 Oct 2007  C. Haddad, R. Lyle  PPRI 
PBI_OON 00029131  SOUTH AFRICA  Western Cape    Cape Peninsula, Muizenberg  1 Adult Female      -34.10000; 18.45000  dune  29 Sept 1991  Legg R.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00029177  SOUTH AFRICA  Western Cape    Cape Peninsula, Constantia, Vlakkenberg  1 Adult Female      -34.03333; 18.38333  fynbos  05 Jan 1992  Heydenrych B.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00029157  SOUTH AFRICA  Western Cape    Prov. du Cap, Sederberg  1 Adult Male      -32.35000; 19.16666  fynbos  01 Jan 1900  Smith J.  MRAC 
PBI_OON 00008922  SOUTH AFRICA  Western Cape    Jacobsbaai  5 Adult Female      -32.96223; 17.89200  shrubs, Leaf Litter  02 Oct 2007  C. Haddad, R. Lyle  PPRI 


 
 
 
 
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