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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, dark yellowish brown 10YR 4/6. Abdomen uniform yellowish brown 10YR 5/4, markings similar to male (Fig. 224). Cephalothorax. Carapace 5.75 long, 4.88 wide, glabrous; generally smooth surface, pars cephalica moderately elevated. 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 3.64, STRw 3.04. Three pairs of sternal sigilla, anterior pairs small, oval, marginal, posterior pair much larger, oval, mesially positioned but not contiguous. Chelicerae anterior tooth row comprising 8 teeth with posterior margin denticle patch comprising two short rows of teeth. Palpal endites with 55 cuspules concentrated at inner (promargin) posterior heel; labium with 3 cuspules, LBw 1.19, LBl 0.68. Rastellum consist of 6 very stout spines not positioned on mound, one spine 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 14.19 long. Tarsus I with single staggered row of 12 trichobothria. Legs I, II, with moderately heavy scopulae on tarsi, metatarsi; light scopulae on tarsi III, IV. PTLs 7, TBs 4. Distinct preening comb on retrolateral distal surface (at tarsus - metatarsus joint) of metatarsus III, IV. Spermathecae. 2 simple spermathecal bulbs with long, curved sclerotized median stalk, medial aspect runs parallel to genital lip before turning towards anterior (Figs 225-227). Basal extension lacks well-developed, distinct bulb.  Variation (10). Cl 5.00-6.69, 5.82±0.19; Cw 3.88-5.69, 4.87±0.19; STRl 3.00-4.25, 3.61±0.15; STRw 2.52-3.69, 3.10±0.12; LBw 0.98-1.35, 1.13±0.05; LBl 0.56-0.75, 0.69±0.02; Leg I: 12.19-17.13, 14.40±0.53; ANTd 6-9, 6.80±0.33; PTLs 7-11, 8.70±0.52; TBs 3-5, 4.10±0.28.

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