Submedian tubercles enlarged near termination of cephalothoracic
segment sutures abdominal segment I & II.
2007) and epicuticular surface sculpturing (Parker & Hegedus 2003) on the abdominal and cephalothoracic regions, on which these colors are typically located.
Since these values are hard to determine experimentally, we used the results from a number of different approaches: 1) a basic infiltration test (using acetone) for detecting the presence of empty (air-filled) layers (see Parker 2000); 2) previous studies, which have reported spider reflectors from the abdominal and cephalothoracic regions as being comprised of air and chitin layers (Parker & Hegedus 2003; Land et al.
and abdominal segment sutures visible.
The majority of the cephalothoracic
appendages were torn off, disarticulated, and the flesh removed, leaving the exoskeleton completely clean.
Male (holotype): Prosoma yellowish with well marked cephalothoracic junction and fovea.
Male (holotype): Prosoma whitish without a clearly marked fovea and practically indistinguishable cephalothoracic junction.
Submedian pockets (smp) were visible on cephalothoracic
and abdominal segment sutures.
sulci in linyphiine spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Linyphiinae).
Both groups belong to the widely-known, tetrafamilial 'archaeid assemblage', sharing with the Afrotropical, Malagasy and Australian Archaeidae and the New Zealand and Chilean Mecysmaucheniidae an anterior cephalothoracic
foramen completely surrounding the cheliceral bases (Forster & Platnick 1984).