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Scaphiella napo       Get publication

            Male (PBI_OON 324). Total length 1.47. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, 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, sides of pars cephalica with granulations reaching half way, without radiating rows of pits, sides of pars thoracica with obvious granulations 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 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, orange-brown, 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 orange-brown. Chelicerae anterior face unmodified, elaborate macroseta on their inner face; 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. 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 modified with spine-like tip. 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 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, orange-brown, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, 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, orange-brown, 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: orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I longer 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, unmodified; 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, embolus long and thin, set on basal half of palpal bulb; 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, black prolateral macrosetae at the base of the palpal cymbium; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, stout, tapering apically, with basal, large protrusion.
Scaphiella napo, male carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male palp, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male palp, prolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male palp, retrolateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, male palp, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


            Female (PBI_OON 324). Total length 1.68. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius. Sternum radial furrow faint. Mouthparts: Chelicerae elaborate macroseta on their inner face. 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: Pedicel scuto-pedicel region with small, oval scutal ridge just above pedicel. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum covering about 3/4 of abdominal length, 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 oval with dark, large anterior sclerite. Dorsal view: lateral apodems short.
Scaphiella napo, female carapace, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female carapace, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female habitus, anterior view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female habitus, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female habitus, lateral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female habitus, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)


Scaphiella napo, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by ND, specimen ID: ---00324)




Scaphiella napo 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 00000324  ECUADOR  Sucumbios    Limoncocha  1 Adult Male  Holotype  250  -0.40006; -76.62704  forest litter  25 Jun 1976  S. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00010220  ECUADOR  Sucumbios    Limoncocha  1 Adult Male    250  -0.40006; -76.62704  Ficus litter with fruits  18 Jun 1976  S. Peck  FMNH 
PBI_OON 00000324  ECUADOR  Sucumbios    Limoncocha  1 Adult Female    250  -0.40006; -76.62704  forest litter  25 Jun 1976  S. Peck  FMNH 

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