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Palniella virididorsata
Palniella virididorsata22

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Genus

Palniella

Palniella virididorsata Roewer, 1929 is the only member of the genus Palniella (Eupnoi:Sclerosomatidae).

TaxonomyEdit

EtymologyEdit

viridi = green + dorsata = ridge, in reference to the green stripe on the scutum of this species.

SpecimensEdit

Description[1]Edit

Length of body 4, 1st to 4th femora 7, 10, 7, 9, 1st to 4th legs 28, 49, 28, 38 mm .

Entire surface of body both dorsally and ventrally uniformly and very finely granulated; ocular tubercle wholly smooth, with a distinct longitudinal furrow; 2nd area of scutum with one median bluntly rounded hump. Surface of 1st to 4th coxae smooth; edge of small humps of the marginal rows of coxae straightly blunted. 1st article of chelicerae smooth dorsally. Palps wholly unarmed and smooth, except for the femur, which has ventro-basally 3—4 teeth and dorsally at the apex 1 small tooth; patella with an apophysis on the medial corner; tibia 4 times longer than broad; tarsus of male with a longitudinal row of small granules. Legs: 1st to 4th trochanters and femora slightly toothed; number of noduli on 1st to 4th femora 0-1-0-0.

Colour of the body and ocular tubercle yellow, rings of the eyes broadly black; scutum with a median, broad, blackish-green stripe, in the middle of which lies the brilliant blackish-brown hump of the 2nd area; the stripe reaches from the anterior border of the scutum to the anal operculum, and on each side of this stripe the scutum has four transverse rows of fine brown points. 1st to 4th coxae darker brown, Chelicerae and palps and legs uniformly ferruginous.

NotesEdit

  • Location: India (Palni Hills)

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roewer, C.F. (1929b) On a collection of Indian Palpatores (Phalangiidae) with a revision of the continental genera and species of the sub-family Gagrellinae Thorell. Records of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, 31(2), 107–159.

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