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PSEUDANAPIS SIMON

Pseudanapis Simon, 1905, p. 64 (type species by monotypy Anapis paroculus Simon ).

Gossiblemma Roewer, 1963, p. 129 (type species by monotypy Gossiblemma yapensis Roewer ); first synonymized by Shear, 1978,p. 8.

Diagnosis: Specimens of Pseudanapis can be distinguished from other anapids by the coarsely punctate carapace, sternum, and ventral abdominal scutum (figs. 44-49), by a pattern of two femoral, one or two patellar, and no tibial apophyses on the male palp (figs. 50-53),and by the subequally long legs I and IV.

Description: Forster (1959) has provided a detailed description of P. aloha that (except, of course, for genitalic details) can also serve as a generic description. Only differences from P. aloha are noted in the species descriptions below (the trichobothriotaxy has not been checked in each species).

KEY TO SPECIES OF PSEUDANAPIS

1. Males..................................2

Females................................7

2 . Tibia I with spines (Forster, 1959, fig. 114); New Guinea...................... wilsoni

Tibia I without spines....................3

3. Both apophyses on palpal femur situated distally (fig. 51; Forster, 1959,figs. 108,109; Suman, 1967,fig. 16) .........................4

One apophysis on palpal femur at about half its length (figs. 50,52, 53; Forster, 1958, fig. II)...................................5

4. Proximal apophysis on palpal patella relatively small (Forster, 1959, figs. 108, 109; Suman, 1967,fig. 16); Hawaii and Yap aloha

Proximal apophysis on palpal patella relatively large (fig. 51); Zaire............... benoiti

5. Distal apophysis on palpal femur relatively long, embolus relatively wide (fig. 50); Java and Sumatra........................ paroculus

Distal apophysis on palpal femur relatively short, embolus relatively narrow (figs. 52, 53); America..........................6

6. Palpal bulb invaginated distally (fig. 52); Mexico and Central America........... gertschi

Palpal bulb not invaginated distally (fig. 53); Ecuador......................... domingo

7. Pedipalp segments beyond trochanter absent..8

Pedipalp segments beyond trochanter present..9

8. Pedipalp trochanter present; thorax with pair of tubercles at shoulders (fig. 49); Java and Sumatra........................ paroculus

Pedipalp trochanter absent; thorax without pair of tubercles at shoulders (Forster, 1959, fig. III); New Guinea................. wilsoni

9. Spermathecae relatively large (figs. 56,57); Zaire ............................ benoiti

Spermathecae relatively small (figs. 58,59;Suman, 1967,fig. 15).................10

10. Spermathecae on long stalks (figs. 58, 59); Mexico and Central America....... gertschi

Spermathecae on short stalks (Suman, 1967,fig. 15); Hawaii and Yap................ aloha

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