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Hottentotta lorestanus Navidpour et.al., 2010

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holotype-lor

Description:
Total length of female holotype 112.5 mm. Trichobothrium db on fixed finger of pedipalp situated between trichobothria et and dt, close to or on level with et. Chelicerae black, reticulate. Pectinal teeth number 28 and 29. Nearly entire body hirsute, pedipalps, dorsal surface of meso-soma, legs, lateral and ventral surfaces of metasomal segments, and vesicle densely hirsute. Color greenish grey except black anterior part of carapace, telson and part of fifth metasomal segments. Pedipalps and legs are yellow. Femur of pedipalp with 3 carinae, patella with 8 carinae (some of them weakly indicated), chela lacks carinae. Movable fingers of pedipalps with 16 MD rows, and fixed fingers, with 13 MD rows. Mesosomal sternite VII smooth, with 4 smooth carinae. Metasomal segments I to III with 10 carinae; segment IV with 8 carinae and segment V with 5 carinae, 3 ventral (1 median, 2 lateral) and 2 dorsal. Dorsal carinae of metasomal segments bear terminal granules of size approximately equal to pre-ceding granules. Dorsal surface smooth. All metasomal segments longer than wide.
The described features distinguish H. lorestanus from all other species of the genus. They are recounted in the key below. Together with H. khoozestanus Navidpour et al., 2008, H. saulcyi (Simon, 1880), and H. schach (Birula, 1905), the new species is among the largest in the genus. H. lorestanus can be easily distinguished from H. khoozestanus Navidpour et al., 2008 by its nearly entire body being hirsute. H. lorestanus can be easily distinguished from the other above named three species by coloration; whereas only H. lorestanus has pedipalps entirely yellow (H. zagrosensis has pedipalps entirely black, and H. schach has a black chela of pedipalps) and metasomal segments I to IV are greenish gray (in H. saulcyi, these segments are yellow).

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