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Distinctive abdominal coloration separates this from all other Crassignatha species (Fig. 1a, b, c,d); only this species and C. haeneli Wunderlich, 1995 have longitudinal bands on abdomen (a broad light band on an otherwise dark gray abdomen in C. haeneli, Wunderlich 1995). Distinguished from C.haeneli by the unicolor legs (banded in C. haeneli, Wunderlich 1995); male further distinguished fromC. haeneli by the presence of an abdominal scutum in the male (Fig. 1d; absent in C. haeneli, Wunderlich 1995). Male distinguished from all except C. haeneli by the tibia II clasping spur consisting of only a single ventral macroseta (Fig. 1f; 2–4 in other species). Female distinguished from all other Crassignatha species by the widely spaced spermathecae (separated by more than three times their diameter in this species, not more than 1.5 times their diameter in other species).


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© Miller J, Schilthuizen M, Burmester J, van der Graaf L, Merckx V, Jocqué M, Kessler P, Fayle T, Breeschoten T, Broeren R, Bouman R, Chua W, Feijen F, Fermont T, Groen K, Groen M, Kil N, de Laat H, Moerland M, Moncoquet C, Panjang E, Philip A, Roca-Eriksen R, Rooduijn B, van Santen M, Swakman V, Evans M, Evans L, Love K, Joscelyne S, Tober A, Wilson H, Ambu L, Goossens B

Source: Biodiversity Data Journal

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