Muma, 1962: 21-24, figs 26-29; Muma, 1967b: 117; Cloudsley-Thompson,
(Muma): Muma, 1970a: 35; Muma, 1976: 20; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006:
California: San Bernardino County - Mule Canyon, Calico Mountains, 17 March
1955 (P. D. Hurd), 1 male (holotype), beating Larrea; 11 March 1955 (Hurd
and Wasbauer), 1 female (also reported as holotype).
Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.
Muma (1962) also refers to "female paratypes from the same locality, taken
in the same manner on the same date (M. Wasbauer)", and reports them as
deposited in the collection of the "University of California".
Muma, 1962: 21-24,
figs 26-29 (as Therobates larreae):
Total length, 9.5 mm.
Chelicerae 2.4 mm
4th legs 14.0
Color in alcohol white to light yellow, with dusky purplish markings as
in T. andreasana except mesopeltidium, metapeltidium, and
abdominal tergites light and there are two faint dusky stripes on
Dentition of chelicerae as shown in figures
26 and 27. Movable finger evenly curved from base to tip, principal
tooth small, intermediate and anterior teeth missing, apical sixth of
finger formed into mesially facing, cup-like structure, mesial tooth
absent. Fondal notch obscure and without denticules. Fixed finger
lightly curved upward, abruptly narrowed and hooked downward at tip;
ventral margin of finger undulate but not bearing aborted teeth.
Mesoventral groove of fixed finger distinct
and occupying most of length of finger. Flagellum complex typical of
group, with apical striate and plumose bristles strikingly prominent.
Mesial plumose bristles of movable finger restricted to base of
articulation area. Eye tubercle situated on anterior margin of
propeltidium. Eyes separated by about one diameter. Propeltidium wider
than long by a ratio of 1 to 1.1.
Eye tubercle located on anterior margin of
propeltidium, with eyes separated by slightly more than one diameter.
Propeltidium wider than long by a ratio of 1 to 1.3.
Metatarsus, tarsus, and tibia of palpus
with usual clothing of cylinder bristles and long, slender spines.
Metatarsus without scopula but with two unequal rows of stout spines and
about four times as long as tarsus.
First post-spiracular abdominal sternite
with four long, slender ctenidia extending well beyond anterior margin
of succeeding sternite (fig. 28). Middle pair slightly shorter.
Total length, 12.0-13.0 mm.
Chelicerae 2.8-3.1 mm 0.9-1.1 mm.
4th legs 12.0-13.0 -
Female allotype larger.
Color and markings in alcohol similar to those of male.
Dentition of chelicerae similar to that of
T. andreasana except there are two intermediate teeth in front of medial
tooth of fixed finger.
Structure similar to that of male except ctenidia on first post-spiracular
abdominal sternite scarcely distinguishable from setal clothing.
Opercula of genital segment as shown in