Camptoscaphiella martensi 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

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Camptoscaphiella martensi Baehr

sp. nov.

Camptoscaphiella martensi Baehr View in CoL , new species

Figures 190–193 View FIGURES 188–193 , 256–266 View FIGURES 256–266 ; map 2

TYPE: Female holotype, from Nepal, Mustang Dist. , forest clearing Thaksang , above Tukche (= Tukucha), 3150 m, in palearctic Abies / Pinus forest, 28°42′ N, 83°40′ E (26–29 Apr 1980, J. Martens, A. Ausobsky) deposited in SMF (PBI_OON 15724) GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY: The specific name is a patronym in honor of Jochen Martens, Mainz, Germany, who carried out profound surveys of Nepal soil arthropod fauna from 1969 to 2004 and thus greatly contributed to our understanding of the Himalayan fauna and their origins.

DIAGNOSIS: Females can be separated from all other species by epigastric area with spoonshaped median plate and big triangular anterior sclerite; copulatory duct long and narrow with spatulate tip reaching beyond posterior groove.

MALE: Unknown.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 15724, figs. 256–266): Total length 2.00. Carapace yellow-brown lateral margin undulate. Eyes: ALE 0.83; PME 0.71; PLE 0.73; ALE circular, PME squared, PLE oval; ALE-PLE touching, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME touching. Sternum, chelicerae, endites, and labium yellow. Abdomen oval, dorsal scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow-brown, covering 1 ⁄ 2 to 3 ⁄ 4 of abdomen, between 1 ⁄ 4 and 1 ⁄ 2 abdomen width, not fused to epigastric scutum. Epigastric scutum postepigastric scutum yellow-brown, widely hexagonal, only around epigastric furrow. Legs: femur I with 2 prolateral spines. Epigastric area with relatively large, spoon-shaped median plate and triangular anterior sclerite, copulatory duct long and narrow with spatulate tip reaching beyond posterior groove (figs. 192, 193).

NOTES: The three females from Myagdi District N Dobang (PBI_OON 15718, PBI_OON 23384) look slightly different but probably belong to this species. To show these differences we also imaged a female from this locality (PBI_OON 15718, figs. 190–191).

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: NEPAL: Mustang Dist. , forest clearing Thaksang, above Tukche (= Tukucha), 3150 m, 26–29 Apr 1980, J. Martens, A. Ausobsky, 1♀ (PBI_OON 23383) ( SMF) ; Myagdi Distr. myagdi Khola N Dobang, 28°42′N, 83°26′E, 2800–3100 m, 22–24 Apr 1995, Martens, Schawaller, 3♀ (PBI_OON 15718, PBI_OON 23384) ( SMF) GoogleMaps .

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from West Nepal, the southeast part of the Dhaulagiri massif (map 2).


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