Othoes floweri Hirst
Othoes floweri Hirst, 1911a: 221-222, figs 2-3; Roewer, 1934: 536, fig. 318d; Panouse, 1964: 51-54, figs Ib, 2a-e.
Wady Halfa; a single female specimen,
collected by Capt. S. S. Flower.
Original description (Hirst, 1911a: 221-222, figs 2-3):
2 + 2 + 2 I
"Immovable finger of the chelicera with the second and fifth teeth(counting from the distal
end) the largest; the posterior of the two teeth which are present
between these major teeth is exceedingly minute; first tooth of the
row of large size and separated from the second by a fairly large
gap. Between the two large teeth of the movable finger, also, two
minor teeth are present, and the posterior of them is very minute
(fig. 3). Maxillipalp very long and slender, and its femur is
furnished below, on the inner side, with a row of about five or six
fairly strong spines and also with weaker spines; patella and tibia
without either thorns or bristles, the latter narrowed distally;
tarsus freely movable and more slender and not so abruptly narrowed
as is the case in the species of Galeodes moreover, it is furnished
with a scopula composed of forked hairs, similar to those at the end
of the tarsus of the first leg. Handles of the maleoli about equal
in length to or a little less than the greatest length of the
blades. Metatarsus of fourth leg with the spinal armature (1 + 1) +
1 + 2 + 2, but the proximal unpaired spines (enclosed in brackets in
the formula) are much weaker than the others. The spinal armature of
the tarsus of the fourth leg is
Colour. Body, chelicerae, and legs pale yellow; a
fine blackish line is present, however, along the anterior margin of
the head-plate, and the ocular tubercle is also black, but it has an
ill-defined longitudinal yellowish streak in the middle. Patella and
tibia of maxillipalp black and the tarsus slightly darkened; the
basal segments of this appendage are pale yellow.
Measurements in mm. Length of body
greatest breadth of
anterior margin of head-plate 5.75; length of chelicera 9, of palp
(excluding the coxa) 29.75, of patella of palp 11, of tibia of palp
6.75, of tarsus of palp 2, of fourth leg 44.5.
Loc. Wady Halfa; a single female specimen,
collected by Capt. S. S. Flower".
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