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Euzaleptus muticus

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Genus

Euzaleptus

Euzaleptus muticus Roewer, 1929 is a member of the genus Euzaleptus (Eupnoi:Sclerosomatidae).

TaxonomyEdit

SpecimensEdit

DiagnosisEdit

(from original description)

Length of body 3.5 (male), 4 (female), 1st to 4th femora 5.5,10,4.5,8, 1st to 4th legs 25,50,26,36 mm.

Surface of carapace, scutum and free tergites of abdomen uniformly and coarsely granulated, scutum with one median longitudinal shagreened spot ; ocular tubercle wholly smooth. Free sternites of abdomen smooth; surface of 1st to 4th coxae very sparsely but coarsely granulated, edge of small humps of marginal rows of coxae straightly blunted. 1st article of chelicerae dorsally with 34 small teeth. Palps: femur ventrally sparsely toothed, patella without an apophysis, dorsally sparsely toothed, tibia 3 times longer than broad, ventrally and on each side sparsely but strongly toothed, tarsus unarmed, but in male with a ventral longitudinal row of very small teeth. Legs: trochanters smooth, femora sparsely toothed; number of noduli on 1st to 4th femora 0-3-0-1.

Colour of body entirely black in male and blackish-brown in female, carapace in front and on each side of the black ocular tubercle with scattered spots and covered on these spots with white secretions. Coxae black, covered in their apical halves with white secretions. Chelicerae and area around the mouth pale ferruginous; palps dark brown, tarsus only pale yellow. Legs dark brown, with black trochanters.

NotesEdit

  • Location: India

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roewer, C.F. (1929b) On a collection of Indian Palpatores (Phalangiidae) with a revision of the continental genera and species of the sub-family Gagrellinae Thorell. Records of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, 31(2), 107–159.

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