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Escaphiella ramirezi       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON_0027482). Total length 1.18. 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, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides smooth, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, carapace granulate only along posterior margin 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 separated by less than their radius, 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, 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. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae slightly divergent, anterior face unmodified; 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; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges, prolateral surface of palpal femur with stridulatory file, palpal tarsus with distal setae forming a distal patch of setae; trichobothria tibia with three dorsal trichobothia.. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, 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, 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 absent. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints. 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. Colulus represented only by setae. 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.
Escaphiella ramirezi, female abdomen, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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Escaphiella ramirezi, female sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---27482)

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DISTRIBUTION

ARGENTINA ; URUGUAY
Escaphiella ramirezi 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 00026878  ARGENTINA  Misiones    Parque Nacional Iguazu  1 Adult Male      -25.61666; -54.33333    23 Oct 1995  M. Ramírez  MACN 
PBI_OON 00027528  ARGENTINA  Misiones    Parque Nacional Iguazu  1 Adult Female      -25.61666; -54.33333    08 Feb 1995  M. Ramírez  MACN 
PBI_OON 00027481  ARGENTINA  Misiones    Parque Provincial Uruguaí, Refugio Caa-Porá, 3 km W Deseado  1 Adult Female  Holotype    -25.78247; -54.06301    15 Feb 1995  M. Ramírez  MACN 
PBI_OON 00027482  ARGENTINA  Misiones    San Vincente  1 Adult Female      -26.61670; -54.13330      J. Faibouich, H. Jonesco  MACN 
PBI_OON 00027529  ARGENTINA  Tucuman    Arroyo India Muerta, camino a Ticucho  1 Adult Male      -26.51670; -65.25000    25 Jun 1995  M. Ramirez, P. Goloboff  MACN 
PBI_OON 00014892  URUGUAY  Rivera    Route 30 at the highest point of "Cuchilla" (low mountains)  1 Adult Male    344  -31.14041; -55.91986    13 Dec 2005  F. Labarque, A. Ojanguren, C. Mattoni  MACN 


 
 
 
 
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