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Anapisona simoni Gertsch

Figures 1-3, 16,26, 27

Anapisona simoni Gertsch , 1941, p. 6,figs. 1-4,27 (male holotype from Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone, Panama, in AMNH, examined). Forster, 1958, fig. 24.

Diagnosis: Males of A. simoni may be recognized by the subterminal bristles on the cymbial extension (fig. 16),females by the narrow, triangular epigynal openings and highly coiled ducts (figs. 26,27).

Male: Described by Gertsch (1941). Female: Described by Gertsch (1941). Variation: Because this is the only species of Anapisona for which an adequate sample from one locality is known, variability in the cusps on leg I was studied. In males, the first tibia usually bears a single cusp at about half its length, but it may be lacking on the right or left leg and is occasionally doubled; the first metatarsus usually has one median and two distal cusps but the median and one of the distal cusps may be lacking. In females, only a few specimens have a tibial cusp, and most have one median and one distal metatarsal cusp (although the median cusp may be missing and the distal cusp is rarely doubled).

Material Examined: Panama: Canal Zone: Barro Colorado Island, no date (J. Zetek, AMNH),lc?,22; Feb. 12,1936 (W. J. Gertsch, AMNH), 19; Mar. 10,1936 (W. J. Gertsch, AMNH), 16, 19 (holotype, allotype); Berlese sample, July, 1943-Mar., 1944 (J. Zetek, MCZ),16; Berlese sample, June-Nov., 1946 (J. Zetek, MCZ), 3d, 59; Berlese sample, Nov., 1952-Mar., 1953 (J. Zetek, AMNH), lc?; Feb. 7,1958 (A. M. Chickering, MCZ), 36; May, 1964 (A. M. Chickering, MCZ), 19; elevation 50 m., Sept., 1975 (W. G. Eberhard, MCZ), 2c?,32. Panamá : Chilibrillo Cave, Buenos Aires, Apr. 3, 1945 (H. Trapido,AMNH), 12.


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