Camptoscaphiella fulva Caporiacco, 1934

Baehr, Barbara C., Harvey, Mark S. & Smith, Helen M., 2010, A Review of the Asian Goblin Spider Genus Camptoscaphiella (Araneae: Oonopidae), American Museum Novitates 2010 (3697), pp. 1-66 : 8-9

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Camptoscaphiella fulva Caporiacco


Camptoscaphiella fulva Caporiacco View in CoL

Figures 161–163 View FIGURES 161–166 , 182, 183 View FIGURES 182–187 , 200–219 View FIGURES 200–209 View FIGURES 210–219 ; map 1

Camptoscaphiella fulva Caporiacco, 1934: 118 View in CoL , pl. 1, fig. 1 (juvenile). Brignoli, 1976: 252.

TYPE: Juvenile lectotype, from Pakistan, Karakorum, Askole [35°59′ N, 75°49′ E], “zona aride sopra l’oasi,” 3000 m (May 1929, L. di Caporiacco), deposited at the Natural History Museum, Milan, not examined GoogleMaps .

DIAGNOSIS: Males can be easily recognized by the bulbal tip with two spinelike processes on either side of tip and a retrolateral fold. The females from India and Pakistan here assigned to the species were not collected together with males, but are a close match in somatic structure and add only a slight extension to the distribution shown by the few available males. Females can be recognized by their small pointed anterior sclerite and the short inverted drop-shaped copulatory duct (figs. 182–183).

MALE (PBI_OON 15528, figs. 200–209): Total length 1.27. Carapace, sternum chelicerae, endites, and labium yellow-brown. Eyes: ALE 0.048; PME 0.047; PLE 0.047, ALE largest, ALE

MAP 1. Records of Camptoscaphiella fulva (circles), C. gunsa (triangles)

and C. hilaris (square).

circular, PME oval, PLE circular; ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length. Abdomen oval, scutae yellow-brown; dorsal scutum weakly sclerotized, covering more than 3 ⁄ 4 of abdomen, more than 1 ⁄ 2 to most of abdomen width, fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface and sides smooth. Postepigastric scutum almost semicircular, covering about 1 ⁄ 2 of abdominal length. Legs: pale orange. Epigastric region with large circular sperm pore. Palp orange-brown; patella: L, 0.48 mm; P, 0.34 mm; PR, 0.71; H, 0.15 mm; L/H, 3.2; tibia short, globular; cymbium narrow in dorsal view; bulbal tip with two spinelike processes on either side of tip and with retrolateral fold (figs. 161–163).

FEMALE (PBI_OON 12527, figs. 210–219): Total length 1.97. Eyes: ALE 0.085; PME 0.080; PLE 0.077. Dorsal scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. Legs: femur I with 2 long prolateral spines additionally. Anterior sclerite short, pointed, situated in the middle of epigastric area; copulatory duct short, inverted drop shape; apodemes strong (figs. 182–183).

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: INDIA: Himachal Pradesh: Mashobra Forest, 10 km NE- Simla , 2100 m, 31.16666°N, 77.58333°E, 30 Oct 1988, S. Vit, 3♀ ( MHNG PBI_OON 12807) GoogleMaps . Uttar Pradesh: Garhwal : 10 km E of Dhanolti, 2450 m, 30.25000°N, 79.33333°E, 21 Oct 1979, I. Löbl, 2♀ ( MHNG PBI_OON 12527) GoogleMaps . PAKISTAN: Kaghan Valley, Malkandi Frst ( Hazara ), 1450 m, 34.68333°N, 73.46666°E, 29 Jun 1985, S. Vit, 1♂ ( MHNG PBI_OON 12472) GoogleMaps ; 1♂ ( MHNG PBI_OON 12528) GoogleMaps ; 1♂ ( MHNG PBI_OON 12555) . Swat: Kalam , 2100 m, 35°31′N, 72°34′E, 12 May 1983, C. Besuchet, I. Löbl, 1♀ ( MHNG PBI_OON 16184) GoogleMaps .

DISTRIBUTION: India and Pakistan (map 1).


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Camptoscaphiella fulva Caporiacco

Baehr, Barbara C., Harvey, Mark S. & Smith, Helen M. 2010

Camptoscaphiella fulva

Brignoli, P. M. 1976: 252
Caporiacco, L. di 1934: 118
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