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  Specimen preparation and condition. Female collected live from burrow with eggsac, preserved in same manner as male holotype. Genital plate removed stored in microvial with specimen. General coloration. Carapace, legs, chelicerae, strong brown 7.5YR 4/6. Abdomen uniform brown dorsally 7.5YR 5/4, ventral aspect spinnerets pale yellow; dusky mottled stripes dorsal abdomen. Cephalothorax. Carapace 6.44 long, 4.94 wide, with fine dark setae; generally smooth surface, pars cephalica moderately elevated. Fringe lacks setae. Foveal groove deep, procurved. Eye group elevated on low mound. AER straight, PER slightly recurved. PME-AME subequal diameter. Sternum widest at coxae II/III, moderately setose, STRl 3.39, STRw 2.88. Three pairs of sternal sigilla anterior pairs small, oval, marginal, posterior pair slightly larger, oval, laterally positioned. Chelicerae anterior tooth row comprising 6 teeth with posterior margin denticle patch. Palpal endites with 22 cuspules concentrated at inner (promargin) posterior heel; labium with 15 cuspules, LBw 1.01, LBl 0.53. Rastellum consists of 7 very stout spines not positioned on a mound; fringe of short spines along distal promargin extending upward from rastellum. Abdomen. Moderately setose. PLS all 3 segments with spigots. Terminal segment 1/2 length of medial segment, 2 enlarged spigots visible at tip. PMS single segment, with spigots, short with rounded terminus. Legs. Anterior two pairs more slender than posterior pairs. Leg I 14.26 long. Tarsus I with single staggered row of 7 trichobothria. Legs I, II, moderate to heavy scopulae on tarsi and metatarsi. PTLs 12, TBs 3. Distinct preening comb on retrolateral distal surface at tarsus - metatarsus joint of metatarsi III, IV. Spermathecae. Intermediate sized stalk, slightly larger terminal bulb; median stalk heavily sclerotized along entire length. Basal extension with well-developed, distinct, basal bulb (Fig. 133).  Variation (5). Cl 5.69-6.63, 6.24±0.17; Cw 4.25-5.19, 4.81±0.16; STRl 3.12-3.75, 3.41±0.12; STRw 2.61-2.94, 2.81±0.07; LBw 0.87-1.01, 0.94±0.03; LBl 0.53-0.60, 0.56±0.02; Leg I: 12.95-15.43, 13.96±0.45; ANTd 6-7, 6.20±0.20; PTLs 9-12, 10.80±0.58; TBs 3-4, 3.60±0.24.


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