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Scaphiella pich       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 322). 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, without radiating rows of pits, granulations restricted to lateral and posterior margins; 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 separated by less than their radius, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, 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 with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, with tiny spiniform 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, dark markings visible under scuta. 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 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. 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 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, long, extending from near base of cymbium to past its tip; bulb with knob at about half its length; 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 pich, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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Scaphiella pich, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00322)

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            Female (PBI_OON 323). Total length 1.40. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace granulations restricted to lateral and posterior margins. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus expanded, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Shape: anterior epigynal sclerite widened, filling much of atrium, with indented posterior margin. Dorsal view: apodemes directed laterally.
Scaphiella pich, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

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Scaphiella pich, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

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Scaphiella pich, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

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Scaphiella pich, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

Scaphpich9fphaba00323ND.tif

Scaphiella pich, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

Scaphpich9fphabd00323ND.tif

Scaphiella pich, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

Scaphpich9fphabl00323ND.tif

Scaphiella pich, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00323)

Scaphpich9fphabv00323ND.tif

Scaphiella pich, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---10204)

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Scaphiella pich, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---10204)

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Scaphiella pich 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 00016251  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Male    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  open woodland  01 Jan 1981  unknown  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016248  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  28 Feb 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016243  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016247  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00010204  ECUADOR  Los Rios    47 km S Santo Domingo, Rio Palenque Station  22 Adult Male    213  -0.68400; -79.15631  forest litter  18 May 1975  S., J. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00016252  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Male    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  open cacao  05 Jan 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016248  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Male    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  28 Feb 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016242  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016246  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00000323  ECUADOR  Los Rios    47 km S Santo Domingo, Rio Palenque Station  2 Adult Female    213  -0.68400; -79.15631  leaf litter with palm fruit  21 Feb 1976  S. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00000322  ECUADOR  Los Rios    47 km S Santo Domingo, Rio Palenque Station  1 Adult Female    213  -0.68400; -79.15631  forest litter  18 May 1975  S., J. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00016242  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Male    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  open cacao  21 Dec 1981  F. Teresam  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016241  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016245  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00000323  ECUADOR  Los Rios    47 km S Santo Domingo, Rio Palenque Station  2 Adult Male    213  -0.68400; -79.15631  leaf litter with palm fruit  21 Feb 1976  S. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00000322  ECUADOR  Los Rios    47 km S Santo Domingo, Rio Palenque Station  1 Adult Male  Holotype  213  -0.68400; -79.15631  forest litter  18 May 1975  S., J. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00016243  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  open cacao  02 Jan 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016247  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  2 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  28 Feb 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016244  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Female    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  14 Mar 1981  S. Sandoval  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00016249  ECUADOR  Los Rios    Los Rios Centro Cientifico, Rio Palenque  1 Adult Male    220  -0.58059; -79.36983  cloud forest  21 Dec 1981  F. Teresam  KBIN 
PBI_OON 00010204  ECUADOR  Los Rios    47 km S Santo Domingo, Rio Palenque Station  5 Adult Female    213  -0.68400; -79.15631  forest litter  18 May 1975  S., J. Peck  FMNH 


 
 
 
 
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