Othoes vittatus Hirst
Othoes vittatus Hirst, 1912: 231-232; Roewer, 1934: 536; Levy and Shulov, 1964: 110, fig. 12; Panous~
1964: 54-57, figs
Original description (Hirst 1912: 231-232):
brown, with a yellowish central streak; ocular tubercle black, but
it has a pale narrow line in the middle. Dorsal surface of thoracic
segments and the tergites of the abdomen deep brown; the sides and
ventral surface of the abdomen yellow. Chelicera marked above with
three rather narrow brown stripes. Palp very similar in coloration
to that of O. floweri,
and metatarsus being black and the tarsus also rather strongly
infuscated. Legs yellowish.
The difference in structure between this new species and O.
floweri is not very great. The following is a comparison between
Armature of chelicera
almost exactly as in O. floweri,
difference being that a minute tooth is present between the two distal teeth in the new species.
that of O.
floweri very closely both in
Legs. Tarsi of legs of second pair armed with
the same number of spines as in O. floweri,
and the tarsal armature of the legs of the fourth pair is also
exactly similar in these two species. Tarsus of third leg with
+ 2 + 2 + 2 I 2I
spines. [Only one of these of
the third pair of my specimen remains, the other having been broken off,
so that this formula needs confirmation.] Metatarsus of
fourth leg lacking the most proximal of the three unpaired
spines which are present in O. floweri.
Measurements in mm. Length of trunk 24; width of head-plate 6; length of tibia of palp 11, of metatarsus of
palp 7.25, of fourth leg 44.25.
Material. A single example, of the female sex,
without any locality.
Remarks. Very closely allied to O. floweri,
Hirst, from which it differs chiefly in having the abdomen
furnished dorsally with a dark median band.
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