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Pamphobeteus Pocock 1901

Lasiodora (ad part): Ausserer 1875: 192-194; Simon 1888: 403-404.

Pamphobeteus Pocock 1901: 545; Pocock 1903: 91-93; Roewer 1942: 251-252; Bonnet 1958: 251; Schiapelli & Gerschman de Pikelin 1979: 295-296, Figs 25-31; Pérez-Miles et al. 1996: 54; Brignoli 1983: 133, 139; Platnick 2008.

Type species: - Lasiodora nigricolor Ausserer 1875; by original designation.

Diagnosis: - Pamphobeteus is most similar to Xenesthis Simon in males having an embolus with concave/ convex aspect in conjunction with the presence of a well developed apical keel that extends largely by the embolous edge, a well developed retrolateral keel (Figs 1-3), and metatarsus I folding between the tibial spur processes (Fig. 4); females have spermathecae largely fused, but still presenting vestiges of the two spermathecae in the distal region (Fig. 6). Males and females can further be distinguished from Xenesthis by having the scopulae on metatarsi IV restricted to apical portion.

Distribution: - The species occurs in northwestern South American (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil) (Fig. 19).

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