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Jussara lineata
Jussara lineata
Jussara lineata (Roewer, 1953) (from original description)

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Genus

Jussara

Jussara lineata (Roewer, 1953) is a member of the genus Jussara (Eupnoi:Sclerosomatidae).

TaxonomyEdit

SpecimensEdit

DiagnosisEdit

(from Tourinho & Kury, 2003)

Body blackish-brown, anterior margin and lateral borders of carapace with a yellowish-white arched mark anterior to the eye mound. Eye mound and second prosomatic tergite black. Dorsal scute with a wide longitudinal yellowish-brown stripe. Legs, chelicerae and pedipalps pale yellow (Figs 118, 120). Ventrobasal spine of chelicera 30% of the length of the movable finger (Fig. 124).

DescriptionEdit

(from Tourinho & Kury, 2003)

MaleEdit

  • Unknown

FemaleEdit

  • Measurements. Body 3.8 mm, carapace 1.0 mm, dorsal scute 2.0 mm, chelicera 1.6 mm, pedipalps 1.8 mm, ovipositor 1 mm.
  • Colour. Second prosomatic tergite and FLS T6, opisthosomatic sternites, free lateral sternites and anal operculum blackish brown. Pedipalps and chelicerae cream (Figs 118-120).
  • Dorsal surface. Surface densely reticulate. Supracheliceral laminae distally armed with blunt granules. Eye mound armed with two rows of blunt granules.
  • Ventral surface. Lateral borders of the genital operculum unarmed.
  • Chelicera. Ventrobasal spine of basichelicerite sharp-pointed (Fig. 124).
  • Pedipalp. As in J. albiarcuata except for: trochanter broken. Inner apophysis of patella longer than wide. Tibia densely armed with sharp-pointed granules (Fig. 123).
  • Legs. Femoral formula 1/3/1/1.
  • Ovipositor. Body broken, only five segments preserved (Fig. 121). Second segment of the furca with a distal lyrifissure (Fig. 122).

NotesEdit

  • Location: Brazil: Santa Catarina State, Nova Teutônia
  • The original description lists the only specimen as a male, but examination by Tourinho & Kury confirms it is a female.

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roewer, C.F. (1953a) Neotropische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVII). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin, Berlin, 29(1), 180-265.
  2. Tourinho, A.L., & Kury, A.B., 2003. A review of Jussara, with descriptions of six new species (Arachnida, Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae) from Brazil. Tropical Zoology, 16(2): 209-275.

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