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Fig. 15

From: The male sexual apparatus in the order Scorpiones (Arachnida): a comparative study of functional morphology as a tool to define hypotheses of homology

Fig. 15

Male reproductive apparatus of Bothriudiae Simon, 1880. Hemispermatophore (a c), pre-(d) and post-insemination (e) spermatophore of Bothriurus bonariensis (C-.L.Koch, 1842) (Paraguay, MHNG), spermatophore redrawn from Peretti (2010). Hemispermatophore of Bothriurus burmeisteri Kraepelin, 1894 (Argentina, Chubut Province, MHNG) (f h). Pre- (i) and post-insemination (j) spermatophore of Bothriurus flavidus Kraepelin, 1911 (i–j), redrawn from Peretti (1995). Lateral (a, d–f, i–j), anterior (b, g) and contra-lateral (c, h) aspects. Abbreviations: bcr (basal crest), cc (capsular concavity), cf (capsular foramen), cl (clapser), ldc (latero-distal crest). Full arrows indicate the sites and directions of semen expulsion. Scales, 2 mm (a g), 1 mm (h–j)

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