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scopula

(skŏp′yə-lə)
n. pl. scopu·lae (-lē′)
1. A dense brushlike tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders and insects.
2. A ciliated structure by which certain protozoans attach to a surface.

scop′u·late′ (-lāt′) adj.
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Scopulae of metatarsi and tarsi I-II full, undivided.
Scopulae present on tarsi I-IV and on metatarsi I-II.
If the apomorphic state (entire scopula) is present on leg I, legs II-IV may or may not have the scopulae entire.
34, 35) variable shades of dark brown, with thick scopulae on tarsi and metatarsi I--II; tibia I with cluster of 3 pro-distal macrosetae and row of 5 long retro-ventral macrosetae; metatarsus I with 4 ventral macrosetae; ventral tarsus I with distal cluster of 6 short macrosetae.
Dense scopulae on ventral side of all tarsi, metatarsi I-II 80-100% scopulate, posterior metatarsi partly scopulate, scopulae more extended on anterior than on posterior legs.
perp (Guadanucci & Silva 2012)), furthermore by the well-developed scopulae on metatarsi I and II covering 90-100% of this leg segment (contra 0-50% in metatarsi I and 0-30% in metatarsi II in Tmesiphantes) and the presence of scopulae on metatarsi IV covering 25-30% of this leg segment in Bistriopelma gen.
Chelicerae long and strong, orange brown with yellow erect setae scattered dorsally, broad basally, gradually narrow anteriorly; both margins with two similar teeth and dense long dark brown hairs, retromarginal teeth slightly higher than respective promarginal teeth; fangs long, strong and curved, concolour with chelicerae, having dark brown scopulae at base and few erect hairs over fangs.
Legs: Light brown to orange; all segments covered with short, fine setae; dense scopulae on tarsi and distal part of metatarsi III and IV.
33, 34) variable shades of tan; thick scopulae present on tarsus I (metatarsus II missing); tibia I with 2 stout prolateral macrosetae and 4 retro-ventral spine-like macrosetae; metatarsus I with 2 stout pro-ventral macrosetae and 2 longer retro-ventral macrosetae; tarsus I with distal cluster of 5 stout ventral macrosetae.
amazonica), division of tarsal scopulae IV (along the whole segment contra only apical half in A.
Chelicerae yellowish brown, broad basally, gradually narrow anteriorly; promargin with two teeth, lower small, upper large; retromargin with one tooth higher than promarginal teeth; fangs dark brown, short, strongly curved, with scopulae at base.
Abbreviations used are as follows: ALE--anterior lateral eyes, ALS--anterior lateral spinneret, AME--anterior median eyes, AMS--major ampullate spigots, BCC--basal cymbial concavity, C--conductor, CD--copulatory duct, CO--copulatory openings, d dorsal, DCS--dorsal cymbial scopulae, E--embolus, EP--secondary epigynal pockets, FD--fertilization duct, Fe--femur, LL--lateral lobe, MA--median apophysis, MF middle field of epigyne, Mt--metatarsus, Pat+Tib--Patella+Tibia, PLE--posterior lateral eyes, PLS--posterior lateral spinneret, PMA--paramedian apophysis, PME--posterior median eyes, PMS--posterior median spinneret, pr--prolateral, rt--retrolateral, RTA - retrolateral tibial apophysis, S--spermathecae, Ta--tarsus, Tib--tibia, v--ventral, VTA--ventral tibial apophysis.