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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. General coloration. Carapace, legs, chelicerae, red 2.5YR 4/6. Abdomen brown dorsally 7.5YR 4/2 with distinct chevron striping, ventrum and spinnerets pale yellow. Cephalothorax. Carapace 7.30 long, 6.50 wide, glabrous; generally smooth surface, lightly hirsute, pars cephalica moderately elevated. Fringe lacks setae. Foveal groove deep, slightly procurved. Eye group slightly elevated on low mound. AER straight, PER slightly recurved. PME-AME subequal diameter. Sternum widest at coxae II/III, moderately setose, STRl 4.50, STRw 3.45. Three pairs of sternal sigilla anterior pairs moderate size, oval, positioned marginally, posterior pair larger, oval, mid-sternal positioned. Chelicerae anterior tooth row comprising 7 teeth with posterior margin denticle patch. Palpal endites with 12 cuspules concentrated at the inner (promargin) posterior heel; labium with 1 cuspule, LBw 1.45, LBl 0.80. 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 16.20 long. Tarsus I with single staggered row of 16 trichobothria. Legs I, II with moderately heavy scopulae on tarsi, metatarsi, distal aspect tibia. PTLs 8, TBs 2. Distinct preening comb on retrolateral distal surface (at tarsus - metatarsus joint) of metatarsus III, IV. Spermathecae. Heavily sclerotized intermediate sized median stalk with well-developed basal extension (Figs 152–155).  Variation (8). Cl 6.56-8.80, 7.49±0.23; Cw 5.80-7.13, 6.43±0.15; STRl 3.96-5.05, 4.52±0.13; STRw 3.07-4.10, 3.59±0.11; LBw 1.19-1.45, 1.34±0.03; LBl 0.80-1.19, 0.94±0.05; Leg I: 15.10-18.03, 16.39±0.31; ANTd 6-7, 6.25±0.16; PTLs 8-14, 11±0.6; TBs 2-3, 2.25±0.16.


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