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Colour in alcohol: carapace, legs and pedipalps mahagony brown, chelicerae red, opisthosoma grey. Carapace (length: 11.67; width: 10.38) covered with soft grey setae and longer, black setae in posterior thoracic area; margin with long, black setae and soft, silver setae; clypeus present, narrow; fovea slitlike, recurved, inverted U–shaped; striae marked. Chelicerae with two retrolateral bandsof plumose setae and one dorsal band, broadening to full width of chelicerae distally; ventrally with one row of 9 teeth (1–1–1–1–5) on promargin; cheliceral furrow with a field of small basomesal teeth; retroventral base with isolated bristles. Maxillae with prolateral lyra consisting of 7 hookshaped bristles (as in the female paratype - viz.Fig. 6); ventrally with few cuspules on basal inner corner, number and arrangement different in both sides. Labium trapezoidal, without cuspules; labiosternal suture short and divided. Sternum with 3 pairs of sigilla: anterior pair at height of Co I, circular, medial pair at Co II, circular, posterior pair between Co III and IV, oval, largest; anterior and medial pairs almost equal in size. Legs long and slender (measurements and proportions in table 1), with all tarsi pseudosegmented (Ta IV missing). All present tarsi with dense and entire scopula; metatarsi also scopulated in apical third, but less dense. STC at Ta I and II truncated (maybe worn off), not curved; normal at Ta III, curved and long; all with few teeth; ITC short, without teeth. Ti I retroventrally at apex with megaspine (Fig. 4, 7); Mt I with a low, domed tubercle retroventrally in basal third (Fig. 7). Number and position of spines on legs different on both sides. Opisthosoma (length: 12.34; width: 7.15) with two pairs of spinnerets: PMS small, consisting of one segment (length: 3.96), widely separated from each other. PLS elongated, consisting of three segments: basal (length: 5.62), medial (length: 6.18), apical (length: 10.68) longest. Palpal bulb pyriform with relatively long, almost straight embolus (Figs 1, 2).  Colour in alcohol: resembles male holotype, but legs darker. Carapace (length: 13.26; width: 12.54) and opisthosoma (length: 17.37; width: 7.58) larger than that of holotype. Different from male holotype by the presence of one more labial cuspule and several more cuspules on basal inner corner of maxillae (Fig. 3). Chelicerae with more teeth on promargin (1–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–3). Lyra as inFig. 6. Legs not as long and slender (measurements and proportions in table 1 in parenthesis). Pedipalpal tarsus with slight scopula, divided by two parallel rows of spiniform setae in apical third, becoming more irregular beyond apical third. Slight scopula on Ta I and II; divided by two parallel rows of spiniform setae. Mt I and II with scopula less dense only covering apical third, divided by two parallel rows of spiniform setae, becoming more irregular basally. Ta III like Ta I and II; Mt III without scopula, only with hairlike setae. Ta IV with only thin scopula and more setae, Mt IV like Mt III. Leg spination as in male holotype. Opisthosoma resembles male holotype, but with PMS (length: 3.27) more widely (by length of segment) seperated and basal segment of PLS (length: 5.12), medial (length: 4.44), apical (length: 8.55) slightly shorter. Vulva as inFig. 5.


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