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Escaphiella betin       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 15684). Total length 1.34. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, ovoid in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to between 0.5 and 0.75 times its maximum width, 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, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides granulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, with blunt 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, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row procurved from both above and front; ALE touching, ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. 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, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified, paturon with anterolateral keel and one large plumose seta on anterior and posterior face at middle of fang base (seen under compound microscope); fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with scattered setae, distal region unmodified. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin not indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, anteriorly depressed with transeverse ridge. ABDOMEN: ovoid, 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 medium, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region with widely oval scutal ridge, scutum extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent, with a small rounded scutal ridge just over the pedicel. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, lateral side of postepigastric scutum smooth. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of needle-like setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. Spinnerets: PMS: pMS present (seen under compound microscope). LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope; tibia: each with three; metatarsus: each with one. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore large, circular, situated at level of anterior spiracles; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right palp consistently different from left palp, proximal segments pale orange; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; 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 with 3 trichobothria; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, prolateral surface with stridulatory file.
Escaphiella betin, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, right, modified, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, right, modified, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male palp, right, modified, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male pedicel, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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            Female (PBI_OON 15684). Total length 1.45. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Mouthparts: Chelicerae paturon with anterolateral keel and one large plumose seta on anterior and posterior face at middle of fang base (seen under compound microscope). Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges, prolateral surface of femur with stridulatory file, palpal tarsus with distal setae forming a distal patch of setae; trichobothria tibia with three dorsal trichobothria. ABDOMEN: Pedicel scuto-pedicel region unmodified, with a small rounded scutal ridge just over the pedicel (smaller then the male). Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints, epigastric scutum with scutal ridge anteriorly. Postepigastric scutum lateral side of postepigastric scutum smooth. Spinnerets: PMS: pMS present (seen under compound microscope). LEGS: femora and basal half of tibiae darkened. Leg spines absent. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope.
Escaphiella betin, female booklung covers, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

Escapbetinfphabd15685ND.tif

Escaphiella betin, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

Escapbetinfphabv15685ND.tif

Escaphiella betin, female pedicel, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

Escapbetinfppeda15685ND.tif

Escaphiella betin, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---15685)

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Escaphiella betin 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 00015685  COLOMBIA  Magdalena    Punta Betin, Santa Marta  7 Adult Male  Holotype    11.25055; -74.21972    01 Jan 1986  H. Muller  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00015684  COLOMBIA  Magdalena    Punta Betin, Santa Marta  6 Adult Female      11.25055; -74.21972    01 Jan 1986  H. Muller  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015684  COLOMBIA  Magdalena    Punta Betin, Santa Marta  11 Adult Male      11.25055; -74.21972    01 Jan 1986  H. Muller  MHNG 
PBI_OON 00015685  COLOMBIA  Magdalena    Punta Betin, Santa Marta  10 Adult Female      11.25055; -74.21972    01 Jan 1986  H. Muller  MNVG 


 
 
 
 
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