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Antigrella orissana
Antigrella orissana Roewer, 1954
Antigrella orissana Roewer, 1954, lateral view, from original description.

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Genus

Antigrella

Antigrella orissana Roewer, 1954 is the only species in the genus Antigrella (Eupnoi:Sclerosomatidae).

TaxonomyEdit

EtymologyEdit

orissana: Orissa (place), referring to the type locality of this species.

SpecimensEdit

Holotype is in the Roewer collection, now housed in the Naturmuseum Senckenberg; #9903203-RII/3203/282-66[2]

Description[1]Edit

(M) Länge: Körper 4; 1-4 Femur 5:8:5:6.5; 1-4 Bein 19:37:19:25 mm

Tuber ocularum völlig glatt, auch basal; 2 Area des Scutums mit einem großen und 3 Area mit einem halb so großen Mediandorn; Carapax, Scutum und freie Tergite gleichmäßig grob bekörnelt; freie Sternite matt-glatt; Coxen grob bekörnelt, ihre Randhöckerchen quer-abgerstutzt; übrige Beinglieder bis zur Tibia bezähnelt; 1 Cheliceren-Glied dorsal glatt; Palpen: Femur ventral reich bezähnelt, Patella ohne Apophyse und wie die Tibia dorsal und biederseitig bezähnelt, Tarsus mit einer ventralen Zähnchen-Längsreihe (M).

Färbung des Tuber oculorum rotbraun, mit schwarzen Augenringen; Carapax, Scutum, freie Tergite und Sternite einfarbig rotbraun; Coxen rotbraun, mit dunkelbraunen Randhöckerchen-Reihen; Beine rostrot, doch Trochanteren, Patellen und Tibien contrastierend dunkelbraun; Cheliceren blaßgelb; Palpen einfarbig rostgelb.

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(M) Length: Body 4; Femurs 1-4 5:8:5:6.5; Legs 1-4 19:37:19:25 mm.

Ocular tubercle completely smooth, also basal; Scutal area 2 with a large median thorn, Area 3 with one half the size; Carapax, Scutum and free tergite evenly coarsely granulated; free tergite flat and smooth; Coxae coarsely grained with their marginal areas transversely supported; Other parts of the legs, up to the Tibia, with teeth; First cheliceral limb dorsally smooth; Pedipalps: Femur richly-toothed ventrally, Patella without apophysis and, like the tibia, with teeth dorsally and on both sides, Tarsus with a longitudinal row of teeth ventrally (M).

Colouring of the ocular tubercle red-brown with dark black circles; Carapax, Scutum, free Tergite and sternite uniformly red-brown; Coxae red-brown, with dark brown with rows of edge-bumps; Legs rusty, but trochanters, patellae and tibias contrasting dark brown; Chelicerae pale yellow; Pedipalps uniformly rusty-yellow.

NotesEdit

  • Female unknown[1]
  • Location: India[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roewer, C.F. (1954b) Indoaustralische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVIII). 1. Teil. Senckenbergiana Biologica, Frankfurt, 35(3/4), 181–236.
  2. SeSam Senckenberg Database: http://sesam.senckenberg.de/

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