Ammotrechella maguirei Muma, 1986:
16-17, figs 43-44; Muma, 1987: 17, figs 43-44; Armas, 2004b: 60.
north end of Water Cay, under rock,
1973 (John B. Iverson), 1 male (holotype). Deposited in the American Museum of
Muma, 1986: 16-17, figs 43-44:
"MALE HOLOTYPE: Total length 9.4 mm. Chelicerae 0.8 mm. wide and 2.4 mm.
long. Propeltidium 1.9 mm. wide and 1.8 mm.
Coloration in alcohol pale
yellow to white except for a narrow brown line along the anterior margin
of the propeltidium, a dark eye tubercle, and a dark purplishbrown
palpal tarsus and apical two-thirds of the metatarsus. Other
palpal segments and femora and tibiae of leg 4 appear to be rusty yellow
in color, but this is caused by a dense clothing of tiny, stout,
Structure typical of other
males of the genus. Cheliceral dentition as shown in figure 43.
Palpal clothing as shown in figure 44. Chelicerae 3 times as long as
wide. Propeltidium 1.1 times wider than long. Eyes less than
a diameter apart.
DISTRIBUTION: Turks and Caicos Islands (Caicos
Island). Known only from holotype.
Muma (1986) postulated that
this species is most closely related to
Ammtrechella apejii Muma, noting that it is easily distinguished by
its pale body, chelicerae, and legs, which in A. apejii are rust to
purplish brown in color. He further noted that the cheliceral pattern
is also distinctive.