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  Specimen preparation and condition. Female collected live from burrow, preserved in same manner as male holotype. Genital plate removed, cleared in trypsin, stored in microvial with specimen. Color. Carapace, legs, chelicerae, yellowish brown 10YR 5/4. Abdomen brown dorsally 10YR 4/3 with distinct chevron striping, ventrum, spinnerets pale yellow. Cephalothorax. Carapace 6.19 long, 5.25 wide, glabrous; generally smooth surface, lightly hirsute, pars cephalica moderately elevated (Figs 162, 164). Fringe lacks setae. Foveal groove deep, procurved. Eye group slightly elevated on low mound. AER slightly procurved, PER slightly recurved. PME, AME subequal diameter. Sternum widest at coxae II/III, moderately setose, STRl 4.16, STRw 3.07. Three pairs of sternal sigilla anterior pairs small , oval, positioned marginally, posterior pair slightly larger, oval, mesially positioned but not contiguous. Chelicerae anterior tooth row comprising 8 teeth with posterior margin denticle patch comprising two rows. Palpal endites with 37 cuspules concentrated at inner (promargin) posterior heel; labium with 4 cuspules, LBw 1.19, LBl 0.66. Rastellum consists of 6 very stout spines not positioned on mound. 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 noticeably more slender than posterior pairs. Leg I 14.71 long. Tarsus I with single staggered row of 17 trichobothria. Legs I, II with moderately heavy scopulae on tarsi, metatarsi, distal aspect tibia. PTLs 10, TBs 6. Distinct preening comb on retrolateral distal surface at tarsus-metatarsus joint of metatarsus III, IV. Spermathecae. Heavily sclerotized intermediate sized median stalk with small slender basal extension (Fig. 163).  Variation (3). Cl 6.00-6.38, 6.19±0.11; Cw 4.95-5.45, 5.22±0.15; STRl 3.72-4.16, 3.89±0.14; STRw 2.85-3.30, 3.07±0.13; LBw 1.07-1.19, 1.13±0.03; LBl 0.66-0.77, 0.73±0.04; Leg I: 14.20-15.16, 14.69±0.28; ANTd 6-8, 7.00±0.58; PTLs 10-14, 12.00±1.15; TBs 4-6, 5.33±0.67.


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