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Male (holotype):Color: carapace uniformly yellow-brown; sternum pale yellow-brown; chelicerae pale yellow with darker infuscations anteriorly and laterally; maxillae pale yellow-brown; labium pale brown; abdomen dorsally yellow-brown with darker markings; ventrally pale yellow-brown; legs with femora, patellae and tibiae I–IV clearly annulated, yellow-brown, darkening distally; annulations not encircling entire legs. Cephalothorax:setae long and thin, carapace strongly flattened; 0.73 times longer than broad; fovea longitudinal, broad, very shallow. Eyes:AER nearly straight; PER slightly recurved; AME slightly larger than PME, PLE largest, ALE smallest; eye group width 1.6; eye diameters, AME 0.20, ALE 0.12, PME 0.17, PLE 0.26; interdistances AME-ALE 0.29, PME-PLE 0.30, ALE-PLE 0.17, AME-PME 0.06; ocular quadrangle AME-AME 0.54, PME-PME 0.95; clypeus 0.06 high. Mouthparts:chelicerae with a few stout setae medially and anteriorly; lateral boss present, smooth; promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth; maxillae longer than broad, with tuft of conspicuous setae distally; labium distally rounded. Sternum:0.7 times longer than broad, posteriorly indented. Pedipalp:femur, spination dorsal 0–1–2; retrolateral tibial apophysis with 2 processes, dorsal apophysis long and slender, curved ventrally, pointed at tip, ventral apophysis much shorter, rounded in lateral view, with flattened ovoid tip in ventral view; retrolateral basal cymbial process present; cymbial scopulae absent, cymbium round; conductor large and slightly angular, pointed at tip; embolus very long and slender, beginning at 6 o’clock, terminating at 1 o’clock; MA with quadrangular base, long finger-like process arising from posteriorly and curving ventrodistally, only slightly sclerotized (Figs 29–30). Legs:leg I much shorter than legs II, III and IV; leg formula 2341; scopulae absent on all legs; tarsus I–IV with strong claw tufts; pr claws with c. 10–15 teeth, rl claws with 1 or 2 teeth; spination: leg I, Fm pr 1–1–0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti d 0, v 1–1–1–1–1–1; Mt 0; Ti and Mt I and II with very weak spines; leg II, Fm pr 0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti v 1–1–1–1–1–1; Mt 0; leg III, Fm pr 0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti 0; Mt 0; leg IV, Fm pr 0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti 0; Mt 0. Abdomen:without tufts of setae.Dimensions:Total length 4.84. Cephalothorax length 2.34, width 3.21. Sternum length 1.25, width 1.79. Abdomen length 2.57, width 2.72. Pedipalp: Fm 0.79, Pt 0.44, Ti 0.48, Ta 0.73, (total) 2.44. Leg I: Fm 3.33, Pt 1.25, Ti 3.10, Mt 3.09, Ta 1.19, (total) 11.96. Leg II: Fm 5.60, Pt 1.46, Ti 4.99, Mt 4.13, Ta 1.51, (total) 17.69. Leg III: Fm 5.41, Pt 1.41, Ti 4.58, Mt 3.89, Ta 1.46, (total) 16.75. Leg IV: Fm 4.28, Pt 1.06, Ti 3.41, Mt 3.14, Ta 1.29, (total) 13.18.  Female (paratype):Color: carapace uniformly yellow-brown; sternum pale yellow-brown; chelicerae pale yellow with darker infuscations anteriorly and laterally; maxillae pale yellow-brown; labium pale brown; abdomen dorsally yellow-brown with darker markings; ventrally pale yellow-brown; legs with femora, patellae and tibiae I–IV clearly annulated, yellow-brown, darkening distally; annulations not entirely encircling legs. Cephalothorax:setae long and thin; carapace strongly flattened; 0.77 times longer than broad; fovea longitudinal, broad, very shallow. Eyes:AER nearly straight; PER slightly recurved; PME same size as AME, PLE largest, ALE smallest; eye group width 1.93; eye diameters, AME 0.21, ALE 0.13, PME 0.20, PLE 0.31; interdistances AME-ALE 0.41, PME-PLE 0.34, ALE-PLE 0.20, AME-PME 0.10; ocular quadrangle AME-AME 0.62, PME-PME 1.15; clypeus 0.08 high. Mouthparts:chelicerae with a few stout setae medially and anteriorly; lateral boss present, smooth; promargin with 4 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth; maxillae longer than broad, with tuft of conspicuous setae distally; labium distally rounded. Sternum:0.75 times longer than broad, posteriorly indented. Pedipalp:tarsus slightly swollen, claw present, with c. 6 teeth. Legs:leg I much shorter than legs II, III and IV; leg formula 3241; scopulae absent on all legs; tarsus I–IV with strong claw tufts; pr claws with c.10–15 teeth, rl claws with 1 or 2 teeth; spination: leg I, Fm pr 1–1–0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti d 0, v 2–2–2–2–2; Mt v 2–2–2; Ti and Mt I and II with strong spines; leg II, Fm pr 0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti v 2–2–2–2–2; Mt v 2–2–2; leg III, Fm pr 0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti 0; Mt 0; leg IV, Fm pr 0, d 1–1–1, rl 0; Ti 0; Mt 0. Abdomen:setal tufts present. Epigyne:lateral lobes, nearly touching posteriorly, forming an arrow shaped median field, epigynal pockets absent, copulatory openings located anterolaterally; internally two round spermathecae located anteriorly, ducts twisting multiple times, with anterior most coil flattened, small posterodorsal fold present, not covering any internal ducts, fertilization ducts located posteriorly (Figs 31–32).Dimensions:Total length 7.28. Cephalothorax length 3.02, width 3.94. Sternum length 1.55, width 2.08. Abdomen length 4.19, width 4.26. Pedipalp: Fm 0.83, Pt 0.56, Ti 0.56, Ta 0.92, (total) 2.87. Leg I: Fm 3.43, Pt 1.60, Ti 3.02, Mt 2.35, Ta 1.09, (total) 11.49. Leg II: Fm 4.94, Pt 1.71, Ti 4.07, Mt 3.11, Ta 1.40, (total) 15.23. Leg III: Fm 5.38, Pt 1.61, Ti 4.27, Mt 3.43, Ta 1.55, (total) 16.24. Leg IV: Fm 4.34, Pt 1.22, Ti 3.57, Mt 2.83, Ta 1.26, (total) 13.22.

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