Camptoscaphiella nepalensis 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 : 12-13

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Camptoscaphiella nepalensis Baehr

sp. nov.

Camptoscaphiella nepalensis Baehr View in CoL , new species

Figures 176–178 View FIGURES 173–178 , 198–199 View FIGURES 194–199 , 277–290 View FIGURES 277–283 View FIGURES 284–290 ; map 3

TYPES: Male holotype and female allotype, from Nepal, Parbat Dist., forêt de Goropani entre la vallée de Kali Gandaki et Pokhara in 3100 m, 27.66666°N, 84.41666°E, (8 Oct 1983, I. Loebl, A. Smetana) deposited in MHNG (PBI_OON 15375). ETYMOLOGY: The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality GoogleMaps .

MAP 3. Records of Camptoscaphiella nepalensis (circle), C. panchthar

(square) and C. paquini (triangles).

DIAGNOSIS: Males resemble those of C. tuberans in having a prolateral rim at the distal part of the bulb and those of C. loebli in having a broad fusion of the dorsal scute with the epigastric scutum but can easily be recognized by the bulbal tip that is very narrow. Females can be separated from all other species by the large, drop-shaped median plate occupying about 2 ⁄ 3 of epigastric area and the long copulatory duct with spatulate tip reaching well beyond posterior groove.

MALE (PBI_OON 15375, figs. 277–283): Total length 1.82. Carapace pale orange. Eyes: ALE 0.082, PME 0.046, PLE 0.046; ALE largest; ALE-PLE touching, PME touching throughout most of their length. Sternum, yellow, heart shaped with pointed anterolateral process. Chelicerae, endites, and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight. Abdomen oval, scutae pale orange. Dorsal scutum covering 1 ⁄ 2 to 3 ⁄ 4 of abdomen, more than 1 ⁄ 2 to most of abdomen width, broadly fused to epigastric scutum. Postepigastric scutum only around epigastric furrow. Epigastric region with large circular sperm pore. Palp (figs. 176–178, 281–283) orange-brown; patella: L, 0.66 mm; P, 0.48 mm; PR = 0.72; H, 0.20 mm; L/H, 3.3; cymbium narrow in dorsal view; bulb distal part with semcircular, prolateral rim, bifurcate ventral appendices and retrolaterally directed fold.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 23385, figs. 284–290): Total length 1.86. As in male except as noted. Eyes: ALE 0.081, PME 0.060, PLE 0.060. Epigastric area with a large, drop-shaped median plate occupying about 2 ⁄ 3 of epigastric area, a conical anterior sclerite, and a long copulatory duct reaching well beyond posterior groove (figs. 198–199, 289–290).

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: NEPAL: Forêt de Goropani entre la vallée de Kali Gandaki et Pokhara , 27.66666°N, 84.41666°E, 3100 m, 9 Oct 1983, I. Loebl, A. Smetana, 1♀ (PBI_OON 15378) ( MHNG) GoogleMaps .

DISTRIBUTION: West Nepal, subtropical broadleaf forest (map 3).


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