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  Specimen preparation and condition. Female collected live from burrow, prepared in same manner as male holotype. Genital plate removed stored in microvial with specimen. General coloration. Carapace, legs, chelicerae, yellowish brown 10YR 5/6. Abdomen uniform dark yellowish brown dorsally 10YR 4/4, ventrum, spinnerets pale yellow; narrow small dusky stripes on dorsal surface. Cephalothorax. Carapace 6.90 long, 6.00 wide, glabrous; generally smooth surface, pars cephalica moderately elevated. Fringe lacks setae. Foveal groove deep, slightly 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 4.20, STRw 3.60. Three pairs of sternal sigilla anterior pairs small, oval, marginal, posterior pair much larger, oval, mesially positioned. Chelicerae anterior tooth row comprising 7 teeth with posterior margin denticle patch. Palpal endites with 10 cuspules concentrated at inner (promargin) posterior heel; labium with 8 cuspules, LBw 1.40, LBl 0.80. Rastellum consists of 8 very stout spines not positioned on 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 noticeably more slender than posterior pairs. Leg I: 5.60, 3.40, 3.40, 2.80, 1.60. Tarsus I with single staggered row of 19 trichobothria. Legs I, II with moderately heavy scopulae on tarsus, metatarsus. PTLs 14, TBs 3. Rudimentary preening comb on retrolateral distal surface (at tarsus - metatarsus joint) of metatarsus III, IV. Spermathecae. 2 simple spermathecal bulbs that lack an elongate neck, basal lateral extension of bulb enlarged, directed anteriorly (Fig. 119).  Variation (5). Cl 5.90-7.60, 6.79+0.28; Cw 5.05-6.56, 5.98+0.26; STRl 3.60-4.56, 4.16+0.16; STRw 3.00-3.68, 3.46+0.12; LBw 1.19-1.40, 1.32+0.04; LBl 0.77-0.95, 0.84+0.03; Leg I: 14.50-18.00, 16.69+0.58; ANTd 5-7, 6.20+0.37; PTLs 11-17, 14.60+1.29; TBs 3-5, 3.60+0.40.


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