Scaphiella tuxtla, Platnick & Dupérré N., 2010

Platnick, N. & Dupérré N., 2010, The Goblin Spider Genus Scaphiella (Araneae, Oonopidae), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2010 (332), pp. 1-156: 13

publication ID

0003-0090

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Scaphiella tuxtla
status

new species

Scaphiella tuxtla   , new species Figures 49–70; map 3

TYPE: Male holotype and female allotype from plateau 6 miles S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, 16u429N, 93u079W, Chiapas, Mexico (Aug. 21, 1966; J., W. Ivie), deposited in AMNH ( PBI _ OON 29860 View Materials )   .

DIAGNOSIS: This species resembles S. campeche   , but males have a basally twisted embolus (fig. 57), and females have a posteriorly forked anterior epigynal sclerite (fig. 65).

MALE (PBI_ OON 29860 View Materials , figs. 49–58). Total length 1.65. Carapace with granulations covering most of pars thoracica. Sternum finely reticulate, microsculpture covering entire surface. Endites without anteromedian modifications. Abdomen unpatterned, scuta smooth. Palpal femur moderately expanded; embolus basally twisted, abruptly narrowed distal of twist.

FEMALE (PBI_ OON 29860 View Materials , figs. 59–70). Total length 1.77. Epigastric scutum with transverse ridge above pedicel; anterior margins of epigastric scutum finely reticulate. Anterior epigynal sclerite surrounding long, horseshoe-shaped opening, occupying most of epigynal length; apodemes long, narrow.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: MEXICO: Chiapas: hillside, 5 mi NE Chiapa , 16u459N, 92u589W, Aug. 22, 1966 (J., W. Ivie, AMNH PBI _ OON 29857 View Materials ), 5 U   ; Coapilla, 2.5 km NW junction roads to Tapalapa and Ocotepec , 17.17602uN, 93.13293uW, May 26, 2008, dry oak forest litter, elev. 1960 m (R. Anderson, LLAMA 2008-032, MCZ 80279 View Materials , PBI _ OON 291), 1 U   ; 5 km NE Coapilla , 17.17565uN, 93.13221uW, May 25, 2008, sifted leaf litter, secondary mesophyll forest (LLAMA Wa-A- 04-1-all, MCZ 79784 View Materials , PBI _ OON 290), 1 U   ; plateau 6 mi S Tuxtla Gutiérrez , 16u429N, 93u079W, Chiapas, Mexico, Aug. 21, 1966 (J., W. Ivie, AMNH PBI _ OON 29860 View Materials ), 1   -.

DISTRIBUTION: Chiapas, Mexico (map 3).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Oonopidae

Genus

Scaphiella