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  Specimen preparation and condition. Female collected live from burrow, prepared in same manner as male holotype. Genital plate removed, cleared in trypsin, stored in microvial with specimen. General coloration. Carapace, legs, chelicerae, pale brown 10YR 6/4. Abdomen grayish brown dorsally 10YR 5/2, lacks distinct mottled chevron marking pattern (Fig. 201). Cephalothorax. Carapace 4.95 long, 4.40 wide, generally glabrous, very sparse fine black setae; generally smooth surface, pars cephalica moderately elevated. Fringe lacks setae. Foveal groove deep, slightly procurved. Eye group slightly elevated on very low mound. AER slightly procurved, PER slightly recurved. PME-AME subequal diameter. Sternum widest at coxae II/III, moderately setose, STRl 2.98, STRw 2.48. Three pairs of sternal sigilla anterior pairs small in size, oval, marginal; posterior pair moderate in size, oval, mesially positioned but not contiguous. Chelicerae anterior tooth row comprising 6 teeth with posterior margin denticle patch. Palpal endites with 30 cuspules concentrated at the inner (promargin) posterior heel; labium with 3 cuspules, LBw 1.02, LBl 0.51. Rastellum consists of 7 very stout spines not positioned on mound, two prominent spines offset prolaterally; 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 noticeably more slender than posterior pairs. Leg I 10.95 long. Tarsus I with 6 trichobothria arranged in straight row. Legs I, II with moderately heavy scopulae on tarsus, metatarsus; light scopulae on distal aspect tarsus legs III, IV. PTLs 7, TBs 4. Rudimentary preening comb on retrolateral distal surface, tarsus-metatarsus joint, of metatarsus III, IV. Spermathecae. 2 simple spermathecal bulbs with an elongate curved stalk; basal extension small (Figs 202, 203).  Variation (4). Cl 4.20-5.00, 4.68±0.19; Cw 3.76-4.40, 4.18±0.14; STRl 2.63-3.04, 2.92±0.10; STRw 2.18-2.48, 2.36±0.06; LBw 0.80-1.02, 0.94±0.05; LBl 0.48-0.63, 0.54±0.03; Leg I: 10.8-12.26, 11.46±0.35; ANTd 6-6, 6.00±0.00; PTLs 7-10, 8.25±0.75; TBs 3-5, 3.75±0.48.


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