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CHARACTER 13: Shape of spermathecae

 

Spermathecae with two seminal receptacles separated or only partly fused = 1.

 

FIGURE: Cyrtopholis flavostriatus Schmidt, 1995. Unilobular spermathecae (offspring of holotype female), ventral view.

FIGURE: Grammostola pulchripes (Simon, 1891). Spermathecae, ventral view.

FIGURE: Aphonopelma seemanni (Cambridge, 1897), Costa Rica. Spermathecae, ventral view.

Spermathecae widely fused (the fusion zone is half or more than spermathecal length) = 2.

 

FIGURE: Brachypelma auratum Schmidt, 1992. Spermathecae, ventral view.

FIGURE: Acanthoscurria geniculata (C. L. Koch, 1842). Spermathecae, ventral view.

Spermathecae with single semicircular or oval receptacle = 4.

 

FIGURE: Theraphosa blondi (Latreille, 1804). Spermathecae, ventral view.

FIGURE: Megaphobema robustum (Ausserer, 1875). Spermathecae, ventral view.

FIGURE: Sericopelma melanotarsum Valerio, 1980, Costa Rica. Spermathecae.

FIGURE: Hapalotremus sp., Peru. Spermathecae, ventral view.

 

FIGURE: Chromatopelma cyanopubescens (Strand, 1907). Spermathecae, ventral view.

Spermatecae with single slender receptacle = 5. 

 

FIGURE: Bonnetina cyaneifemur Vol, 2000, Mexico. Spermathecae.

Single fused spermathecae, mostly flattened and structured at apex = 6.

 

FIGURE: Davus sp., Mexico, Oaxaca state. Spermathecae, ventral view.