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Scaphiella lancetilla       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 298). Total length 1.54. 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, sides of pars thoracica with obvious granulation reaching apex; 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 absent; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, straight 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 straight from above, procurved from front; ALE separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, 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 abundant, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; fangs without tooth-like projections, 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 indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, anteromedian part with short spine-like tip. 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 not connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, ribbed, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum not 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 full length 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 sides 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. 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. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo 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 yellow; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent, embolus short, narrow subdistally; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur enlarged, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally, greatly expanded; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria with 3 trichobothria; cymbium yellow, 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, black prolateral macrosetae at the base of the palpal cymbium; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Scaphiella lancetilla, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00298)

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            Female (PBI_OON 297). Total length 1.55. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace sides of pars thoracica with obvious granulation reaching apex. Eyes posterior eye row procurved from above. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus expanded, patella without prolateral row of ridges, palpal tarsus with black prolateral macrosetae basally and distal patch of setae. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum lateral sides of postepigastric scutum smooth. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria examined with Stereo microscope. GENITALIA: Shape: epigynal atrium circular with large, dark anterior sclerite reaching midway and enlarging. Dorsal view: lateral apodems short and thick.
Scaphiella lancetilla, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

Scaphlancefphabd00297ND.tif

Scaphiella lancetilla, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

Scaphlancefphabl00297ND.tif

Scaphiella lancetilla, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

Scaphlancefphabv00297ND.tif

Scaphiella lancetilla, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

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Scaphiella lancetilla, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00297)

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DISTRIBUTION

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Scaphiella lancetilla 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 00000296  HONDURAS  Atlantida    Trail to Represa Vieja, Jardin Botanico, Lancetilla, Tela  1 Adult Male  Holotype  190  15.72621; -87.45140  secondary lowland rainforest, Leaf Litter  10 Jan 2008  C. Viquez, M. Branstetter  AMNH 
PBI_OON 00000297  HONDURAS  Atlantida    Lancetilla, 5.2 km SSE Tela  1 Adult Female    190  15.72666; -87.45166  secondary lowland rainforest, Leaf Litter  01 Oct 2008  M. Branstetter  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00000298  HONDURAS  Islas de la Bahía    1.5 km NNW East Harbor, Isla de Utila  1 Adult Male    15  16.10833; -86.90166  secondary lowland rainforest, Leaf Litter  28 Dec 2007  P. Ward  MCZ 


 
 
 
 
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