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Jussara una
Jussara una 59
Jussara una Tourinho & Kury, 2003 (from original description)

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Genus

Jussara

Jussara una Tourinho & Kury, 2003 is a member of the genus Jussara (Eupnoi:Sclerosomatidae).

TaxonomyEdit

SpecimensEdit

DiagnosisEdit

(from Tourinho & Kury, 2003)

Body uniformly black, only arculi genitales III and FLS S8 cream, pedipalp and chelicera cream (Figs 221-223). Posterior portion of penis shaft slightly swollen (Figs 228, 230).

DescriptionEdit

(from Tourinho & Kury, 2003)

MaleEdit

  • Measurements. Body 4.3 mm, carapace 1.0 mm, dorsal scute 2.4 mm, chelicera 1.5 mm, pedipalps 4.7 mm, penis 1.7 mm.
  • Colour. As in the diagnosis.
  • Dorsal surface. Surface of the body densely reticulate. Supracheliceral laminae armed distally with three-pointed sharp granules. Eye mound armed with two rows of sharppointed granules.
  • Ventral surface. Lateral borders of the genital operculum armed with blunt granules (Fig. 228), lateral borders of the arculi genitales III armed (Fig. 226).
  • Chelicera. Ventrobasal spine of basichelicerite sharp-pointed (Fig. 224).
  • Pedipalp. As in J. albiarcuata (Fig. 225).
  • Legs. Femoral formula 1/3/1/1.
  • Penis. Shaft twice as wide as glans (Figs 228, 230). Winglets rounded-trapezoidal, anterior margin and lateral borders straight, very expanded laterally and not very prolonged longitudinally, right and left units of winglets in ventral view totally fused, dorsal and ventral laminae of winglets separated at their anterior portion in lateral view (Figs 229, 231). Surface of glans covered with simple pores, two pairs of apical setae, the left pair inserted more anteriorly than the right pair (Figs 229, 232). Stylus straight (Fig. 232).

FemaleEdit

NotesEdit

  • Location: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro State, Petrópolis (22°30’18’’, 43°10’43’’W)

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roewer, C.F. (1910a) Revision der Opiliones Plagiostethi (= Opiliones Palpatores). I. Teil: Familie der Phalangiidae. (Subfamilien: Gagrellini, Liobunini, Leptobunini.) Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften, herausgegeben vom Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg, Hamburg, 19(4), 1–294.
  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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