Camptoscaphiella loebli Baehr, 2010

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 : 10-11

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Camptoscaphiella loebli Baehr

sp. nov.

Camptoscaphiella loebli Baehr View in CoL , new species

Figures 170–172 View FIGURES 167–172 , 186–187 View FIGURES 182–187 , 238–255 View FIGURES 238–245 View FIGURES 246–255 ; plate 1; map 2

TYPE: Male holotype, from India, Darjeeling at the heights of 1829 m, West Bengal, 27.03333°N, 88.26667°E (9 Oct 1978, C. Besuchet, I. Loebl), deposited in MHNG (PBI_OON 15618) GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY: The specific name is a patronym in honor of I. Loebl, one of the collectors of the types.

DIAGNOSIS: Males resemble those of C. nepalensis in the enormous length of the palpal patella and the broad fusion of the dorsal scutum with the epigastric scutum but can easily be recognized by the bulbal tip with two long spinelike processes at the ventral side. Females can MAP 2. Records of Camptoscaphiella loebli (circles), C. martensi (squares)

and C. tuberans (triangle).

be separated from all other species by the oval median plate, the narrow anterior sclerite, which is about 1 ⁄ 3 of median plate length and the long, narrow, slightly sinuous copulatory duct with broad triangular tip, reaching beyond posterior groove (fig. 187).

MALE (PBI_OON 15618, figs. 238–245): Total length 1.65. Carapace yellow-brown. Eyes: ALE largest, ALE 0.081; PME 0.072; PLE 0.074; PME touching throughout most of their length. Sternum heart shaped, yellow, surface smooth, with bulged anterolateral corners. Chelicerae, endites, and labium yellow. Chelicerae slightly divergent. Abdomen oval, dorsal scutum yellowbrown, covering more than 3 ⁄ 4 of abdomen, more than 1 ⁄ 2 to most of abdomen width, broadly fused to epigastric scutum. Postepigastric scutum yellow-brown, almost semicircular, covering about 2 ⁄ 3 of abdominal length. Legs: yellow. Epigastric region with large circular sperm pore, unmodified. Palp (figs. 170–172, 243–245) red-brown; trochanter normal size; femur two or more times as long as trochanter; patella: L, 0.70 mm; P, 0.48 mm; PR, 0.69; H, 0.20 mm; L/H, 3.5; cymbium, narrow in dorsal view; bulb cymbium connection narrow. Embolus with two long spinelike ventral processes and retrolaterally directed fold.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 15407, figs. 246–255): Total length 1.95. Eyes: ALE 0.081; PME 0.074; PLE 0.072. Abdomen oval, dorsal scutum covering 1 ⁄ 2 to 3 ⁄ 4 of abdomen, not fused to epigastric scutum. Legs: femur I with 2 prolateral spines additionally. Postepigastric scutum, epigynal area with oval median plate and narrow anterior sclerite about 1 ⁄ 3 of median plate length; copulatory duct narrow, long, sinuous with broad triangular tip reaching beyond posterior groove (figs. 186–187, 254, 255).

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: INDIA: West Bengal: Distr. Darjeeling: Algarah, 1800 m, 27.03333°N, 88.26667°E, 9 Oct 1978, C. Besuchet, I. Löbl, 1♀ ( MHNG PBI_OON 15407) ; 1♀ ( MHNG PBI_OON 16159) ; 1♂ ( MHNG PBI_OON 23382) .

DISTRIBUTION: Himalayan mountains in North India (map 2).


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