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Escaphiella cidades       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 29908). Total length 1.25. 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, microsculpture obvious, granulate along side but not reaching apex of carapace, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without 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 deeply depressed with transverse 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 unmodified, scutum extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. 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. Supra-anal scutum absent. 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 and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments pale orange; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur enlarged, 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 cidades, male abdomen, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpabdl29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpabdv29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male booklung covers, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpboca29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpcard29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpcarl29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male gonopore (male genital area), ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpgonv29908ND.jpg

Escaphiella cidades, male habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmphaba29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmphabd29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmphabl29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmphabv29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male palpal femur, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmppafd29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmppald29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmppalp29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmppalr29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male pedicel, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmppeda29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmpstev29908ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29908)

Escapcidadmppalv29908ND.tif


            Female (PBI_OON 29909). Total length 1.54. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace microsculpture obvious, granulate along surface but not reaching apex of carapace. 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: Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints, epigastric scutum reticulate anteriorly. Postepigastric scutum lateral side of postepigastric scutum smooth. Spinnerets: PMS: pMS present (seen under compound microscope). LEGS: Leg spines absent. Trichobothria examined with Compound microscope.
Escaphiella cidades, female abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpabdv29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female booklung covers, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpboca29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpcard29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpcarl29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpepiv29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfphaba29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfphabd29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfphabl29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfphabv29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female pedicel, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfppeda29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female spinnerets, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpspiv29909ND.tif

Escaphiella cidades, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---29909)

Escapcidadfpstev29909ND.tif

 

DISTRIBUTION

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Escaphiella cidades 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 00027758  BRAZIL  Ceara    Crateus, Serra das Almas  1 Adult Male      -5.16670; -40.66670    01 Jan 2003  M. Carvalho  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00027757  BRAZIL  Ceara    Crateus, Serra das Almas  1 Adult Male      -5.16670; -40.66670    01 Jan 2003  M. Carvalho  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00000265  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Sao Luis  1 Adult Female      -2.52987; -44.30748  litter in clearing  07 Feb 1959  A. Nadler  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00027749  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Barreirinhas, Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses  1 Adult Male      -2.74694; -42.82750  litter in clearing  12 Oct 2001  Equipe Biota  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00027753  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Barreirinhas, Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses  1 Adult Male      -2.74694; -42.82750  litter in clearing  12 Oct 2001  Equipe Biota  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00027748  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Barreirinhas, Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses  1 Adult Male      -2.74694; -42.82750  litter in clearing  12 Oct 2001  Equipe Biota  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00027752  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Barreirinhas, Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses  2 Adult Male      -2.74694; -42.82750  litter in clearing  12 Oct 2001  Equipe Biota  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00027751  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Barreirinhas, Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses  1 Adult Male      -2.74694; -42.82750  litter in clearing  12 Oct 2001  Equipe Biota  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00027750  BRAZIL  Maranhao    Barreirinhas, Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses  1 Adult Male      -2.74694; -42.82750  litter in clearing  12 Oct 2001  Equipe Biota  IBSP 
PBI_OON 00029913  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.09930; -41.71741  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029917  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.09930; -41.71741  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029906  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.13008; -41.71077  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029910  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.09930; -41.70269  litter in clearing  24 Jun 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029916  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.09930; -41.71741  litter in clearing  24 Jun 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029920  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.09947; -41.71652  litter in clearing  13 Dec 2006  D. Candiani  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029905  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.09586; -41.73216  litter in clearing  02 Feb 2007  L. Carvalho, M. Avelino, M. Albuquerque  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029909  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.06275; -41.72369  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029912  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.05638; -41.73602  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029915  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.09930; -41.71741  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029919  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.10138; -41.71458  litter in clearing  06 Dec 2006  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00000267  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.09441; -41.73147  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029908  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.09930; -41.70269  litter in clearing  24 Jun 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029912  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male  Holotype    -4.05638; -41.73602  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029914  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.09930; -41.71741  litter in clearing  24 Jun 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029918  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.10138; -41.70269  litter in clearing  24 Jun 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00000266  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Female      -4.09441; -41.73147  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029907  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.09930; -41.71741  litter in clearing  26 Jan 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 
PBI_OON 00029911  BRAZIL  Piaui    Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades, Brasileira e Piracuruca  1 Adult Male      -4.12650; -41.70269  litter in clearing  24 Jun 2007  L. Carvalho et al.  MPEG 


 
 
 
 
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