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Camptoscaphiella loebli       Get publication



            Male (PBI_OON 15618). Total length 1.65. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace yellow-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica slightly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, 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 strongly reticulate, sides strongly reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin undulate, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae absent; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, straight in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE:0.081; PME:0.072; PLE:0.074, ALE largest, ALE oval, PME squared, PLE circular; 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 wider than long, yellow, 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 semicircular depression in the middle half, 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 present, lateral margins with narrow extensions between coxae, without posterior hump, sternum heart-shaped with bulged anterio-lateral corners; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from surface, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium yellow. Chelicerae slightly divergent, 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 light, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium rectangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; with 3-5 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization. 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 connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, 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 weakly sclerotized, yellow-brown, without color pattern, covering more than 3/4 of abdomen, more than 1/2 to most of abdomen width, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface striated, sides striated, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow-brown, almost semicircular, covering about 2/3 of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I longer 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 spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): tibiae: I, II v4-0-4; metatarsi: I, II v2-0-2; (leg II: tibiae I, II with 4 pairs of long strong ventral spines, metatarsi I, II with 2 pairs of long strong ventral spines. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. 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, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments red-brown; embolus dark, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, extremely long = 0.70 mm, connection to femur = 0.48 mm, C=0.69 patella width = 0.20 mm L/W= 3.5; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium red-brown, narrow in dorsal view, not fused with bulb, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb red-brown, more than 2 times as long as cymbium, slender, spherical, bulb cymbium connection a thin stalk, distal part bulb connected to cymbium only by a thin connection. Embolus with bifurcate ventral and complex dorsal part..
Camptoscaphiella loebli, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male habitus, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15618)

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            Female (PBI_OON 15407). Total length 1.95. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica finely reticulate, sides finely reticulate. Eyes aLE:0.081; PME:0.074; PLE:0.072, ALE circular. Sternum not fused to carapace, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, anterior margin unmodified, furrows shallow. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: Dorsal scutum covering 1/2 to 3/4 of abdomen, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface smooth, sides smooth. Epigastric scutum without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, postepigastric scutum with lateral joints, fitting under epigastric scutum; apodemes long thin, only visible from inside. LEGS: Leg spination (only surfaces bearing spines listed, all spines longer than segment width): femora: I p0-0-2; tibiae: I, II v4-0-4; metatarsi: I, II v2-0-2; (leg II: tibiae I, II with 4 pairs of long strong ventral spines, metatarsi I, II with 2 pairs of long strong ventral spines Femur I with 2 prolateral spines. ). Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Ventral view: epigynal area with oval median plate and narrow anterior sclerite about 1/3 of median plate length. Dorsal view: cpopulatory duct narrow, long, sinuous with broad tip reaching beyond posterior groove..
Camptoscaphiella loebli, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

camptloeblfphabd15407BB.tif

Camptoscaphiella loebli, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female leg I, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female leg II, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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Camptoscaphiella loebli, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---15407)

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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 00015618  INDIA  West Bengal    Darjiling  1 Adult Male    1829  27.03333; 88.26667    09 Oct 1978  C. Besuchet, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00023382  INDIA  West Bengal    istr. Darjeeling: Algarah  1 Adult Male    1800  ;     09 Oct 1978  C. Besuchet, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00015618  INDIA  West Bengal    Darjiling  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1829  27.03333; 88.26667    09 Oct 1978  C. Besuchet, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00015618  INDIA  West Bengal    istr. Darjeeling: Algarah  1 Adult Male  Holotype  1800  ;     09 Oct 1978  C. Besuchet, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00016159  INDIA  West Bengal    istr. Darjeeling: Algarah  1 Adult Female    1800  ;     09 Oct 1978  C. Besuchet, I. Löbl  MNVG 
PBI_OON 00015407  INDIA  West Bengal    istr. Darjeeling: Algarah  1 Adult Female    1800  ;     09 Oct 1978  C. Besuchet, I. Löbl  MNVG 


 
 
 
 
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