Scaphioides hoffi (Chickering)

Platnick, Norman I., Berniker, Lily & Kranz-Baltensperger, Yvonne, 2012, The Caribbean Goblin Spider Genera Scaphioides and Hortoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), American Museum Novitates 2012 (3751), pp. 1-64 : 32-37

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https://doi.org/ 10.1206/3759.2

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scientific name

Scaphioides hoffi (Chickering)
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Scaphioides hoffi (Chickering)

Figures 178–190

Stenoonops hoffi Chickering, 1969a: 14 , figs. 34–42 (male holotype from Morant Point , St. Thomas Par., Jamaica, in MCZ; examined).

Scaphioides hoffi: Platnick and Dupérré, 2010: 9 .

DIAGNOSIS: Members of this species resemble those of S. campeche , S. gertschi , and S. siboney in having sternal pits only around the furrows (figs. 179, 180) and both tubercles and pits with reticulating ridges on the carapace (fig. 178), but the sides of the carapace have rows of tubercles opposite the leg coxae (fig. 178).

MALE (PBI_OON 362, figs. 178, 179, 181–187). Total length 1.11. Elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, with both tubercles and reticulating ridges. ALE separated by less than their radius. Sternum surface smooth, covered with large round pits, microsculpture everywhere but middle, furrows with rows of small pits, anterior margin with continuous transverse groove. Endites with rounded tip. Proximal portion of embolus jaw shaped in prolateral view.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 364, figs. 180, 188–190): Total length 1.25. Anterior genitalic process relatively wide, with irregular tip, situated on oval base.

MATERIAL EXAMINED: WEST INDIES: Jamaica: St. Andrew : NW part, Long Mountain, May 8, 1956, ground litter under agave (C. Hoff, MCZ PBI_OON 363), 1♂ . St. Catherine : 2 mi NW Ferry, May 17, 1956, moist bark of tree in woods (C. Hoff, MCZ 83747 View Materials , PBI_OON 365), 1♂ ; Guanaboa Vale , Dec. 4, 1957 (A. Chickering, MCZ 68233 View Materials , PBI_ OON 27175 View Materials ), 1♀ . St. Thomas : Lyssons, Mar. 15, 1955 (A. Nadler, AMNH PBI_OON 366), 1♂ ; Morant Point , May 6, 1956, debris in arils of thatch palm leaves (C. Hoff, MCZ PBI_OON 360), 1♂ (holotype), same ( MCZ 68236 View Materials , PBI_OON 362), 2♂ (paratypes) ; Morant Point , Maumee Bay, Oct. 14, 1957, palm debris on ground (C. Hoff, MCZ 68235 View Materials , PBI_OON 361), 1♀ (paratype). Trelaweny: 14 mi E Falmouth, May 15, 1956 (C. Hoff, MCZ 68234 View Materials , PBI_OON 364), 2♀ .

DISTRIBUTION: Jamaica.

Scaphioides miches , new species

Figures 191–200 View FIGS

TYPES: Male holotype, female allotype, plus two male and two female paratypes taken at cacao farm near Miches, El Seíbo. Dominican Republic (June 22, 2008; V. Ovtsharenko), deposited in AMNH (PBI_OON 371). FIGS. 201–210. Scaphioides phonetus (Chickering) , male (201, 202, 204–207) and female (203, 208–210). 201. Carapace, dorsal view. 202, 203. Sternum, ventral view. 204. Left embolus, prolateral view. 205. Same, retrolateral view. 206. Left palp, prolateral view. 207. Same, retrolateral view. 208. Epigastric region , ventral view. 209. Genitalia, ventral view. 210. Same, dorsal view .

ETYMOLOGY: The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality.

DIAGNOSIS: Members of this species resemble those of S. reductoides in having the sternum covered with tiny, deep depressions (figs. 192, 193), but have an iridescent abdomen, a larger proximal lobe on the embolus (figs. 194, 195), and a narrower anterior genitalic process (figs. 199, 200).

MALE (PBI_OON 371, figs. 191, 192, 194–197): Total length 1.41. Elevated portion of pars cephalica granulate anteriorly, coated with deep slits posteriorly, sides granulate. ALE separated by less than their radius. Sternum surface finely punctuate, without pits, microsculpture covering entire surface, furrows with rows of small pits, anterior margin with interrupted transverse groove. Endite tip rebordered, with rounded, posteriorly directed process. Proximal portion of embolus almost as large as distal portion, in prolateral view.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 371, figs. 193, 198–200): Total length 1.54. Anterior genitalic process bent at about half its length, situated on widely oval base.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: WEST INDIES: Hispaniola: Dominican Republic: La Altagracia: Boca de Yuma, Parque Nacional del Este , 18°21′35″N, 68°37′10″W, Mar. 26, 2002, canopy fogging, elev. 60 m (B. Farrell, K. Guerrero, MNSD PBI_OON 970), 1♂ GoogleMaps . La Vega: Parque Nacional Bermudez, 10 km NE Jarabacoa, Racket Club Road , July 30, 1985, forest litter, elev. 550 m (S., J. Peck, FMNH 61604 View Materials , PBI_ OON 10890 View Materials ), 1♀ ; Salto Jimenoa , 7 km SE Jarabacoa, July 31, 1995, forest litter, elev. 800 m (S., J. Peck, AMNH PBI_OON 1429), 2♀ .

DISTRIBUTION: Hispaniola ( Dominican Republic).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Oonopidae

Genus

Scaphioides

Loc

Scaphioides hoffi (Chickering)

Platnick, Norman I., Berniker, Lily & Kranz-Baltensperger, Yvonne 2012
2012
Loc

Stenoonops hoffi

Chickering, A. M. 1969: 14
1969