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Scaphiella incha       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON 16244). 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, granulations present around lateral and posterior margins, heaviest on lateral margins of posterior declivity; 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, reduced, tiny, ALE largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE oval; posterior eye row procurved from both above and front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME separated by less than their radius, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. 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; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; 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, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally excavated, serrula absent, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore large, circular, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered; 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, originating at about one-fifth of cymbial length, bulb with knob situated retrodistally from embolar origin; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella basally, moderately expanded; patella shorter than femur, not enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified; tibia trichobothria not examined; 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; bulb yellow, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically.
Scaphiella incha, male carapace, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


Scaphiella incha, male sternum, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16244)


            Female (PBI_OON 325). Total length 1.47. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace granulations present around lateral and posterior margins, heaviest on lateral margins of posterior declivity. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus expanded, patella without prolateral row of ridges. 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 medium, 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 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. 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. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: anterior sclerite relatively narrow, uniform in width, extending most of atrial length. Dorsal view: apodemes strong, directed laterally.
Scaphiella incha, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00325)


Scaphiella incha, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16250)


Scaphiella incha, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---16250)




Scaphiella incha coordinates
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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 00016245  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983    21 Feb 1983  F. Teresam  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00000325  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983    01 Jan 1900  F. Teresam  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016244  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Male  Holotype  220  -0.58059; -79.36983    07 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016250  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  2 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983    28 Feb 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 

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