Horribates bantai Muma 1989

Horribates bantai Muma, 1989: 15 (key), 17, 53 (figs. 23-25).


Diagnosis:

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Holotype:

Female holotype from Saline Valley-Station 18, Inyo Co., California on 8, June 1959 by B. Banta in CAS.


Original description:

Muma, 1989: 15 (key), 17:

(Females) Species with no movable, spine-like setae on palpal tarsi; females 15 mm. or less in length; opercular pits not directed ventrally and not located medially....
Females with 5 pairs of movable, spine-like setae on palpal femora; opercular pits relatively large, located laterally and directed laterally...........H. bantai


"DIAGNOSIS: Species distinguished by reduced number (30-32) r obust movable, spine-like, p.alpal setae, greater length of these setae, distinctive genital opercula and dusky palpal tarsus, metatarsus and tibia.

FEMALE HOLOTYPE: Total length 15.0 mm.


Chelicerae

Propeltidium

Palpus

Leg 1

Leg 4

Length

4.2 mm

1.6

12.5

9.5

16.0

Width

1.5 mm

2.9

CL/CW=2.80

PW/PL=1.81

A/CP =6.55

CP =5.8

Color in alcohol faded (specimen apparently has dried out at one time), but apparently as follows: chelicerae, peltidia, palpi, and legs pale yellow except for tarsus and metatarsus of palpus which are dusky purple; eye tubercle dark; malleoli white; abdominal coloration impossible to determine. Structure very similar to H. spinigerus. Chelicera! dentition and ECCS shown in figure 23. Mesal tooth missing; fondal tooth formula of mesal row I, III, II, IV; ectal row of right chelicerae II,I, III, IV, ectal row of left chelicera III, I, IV, II; mesal setae of movable finger plumose on basal two-thirds of articulation area, simple distally. Robust, movable, spine-like, palpal setae reduced in number to about 30-32 but elongate as shown in figure 24. Abdominal ctenidia not observable."


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