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CHARACTER 15: Femur III incrassate. 

  DEFINITION:       prepared        (based upon results mentioned in the table below)

Incrassate femur III was found in genera: Eupalaestrus, Megaphobema, Melloleitaoina and Tmesiphantes (Pérez-Miles et al., 1996).

 

FEM III FEM III PAT III TIB III FEM III/ PAT III FEM III/ TIB III FEM II FEM III/ FEM II FEM IV FEM III/ FEM IV
Aenigmarachne sinapophysis , holotype, Costa Rica incrassate 3.9 2.9 2.5 1.345 1.560 3.1 1.258 3.1 1.258
Brachypelma auratum , ecdysis, Mexico - 4.8 4.1 3.3 1.171 1.454 4.3 1.116 4.3 1.116
Brachypelma klaasi , ecdysis, Mexico incrassate 5.7 4.5 3.7 1.267 1.540 5.6 1.018 5.2 1.096
Brachypelma verdezi , ecdysis, Mexico - 5.0 4.2 3.8 1.190 1.316 4.5 1.111 4.0 1.250
Eupalaestrus weijenberghi , ecdysis, Uruguay - 3.2 3.0 3.0 1.067 1.067        
Homoeoemma sp. , Chile incrassate 3.1 2.9 2.1 1.069 1.476 2.8  1.107 2.6  1.192
Megaphobema mesomelas , ecdysis, LU - 6.0 4.9 4.7 1.224 1.276 5.4  1.111 5.2  1.154
Megaphobema mesomelas , LU incrassate 6.2 5.2 4.2 1.192 1.476 6.0  1.033 5.5  1.127
Megaphobema robustum , ecdysis, LU incrassate 6.6 4.7 4.4 1.404 1.500 4.3  1.535 6.0  1.100
Neischnocolus zebratus , Costa Rica  incrassate 3.0 2.1 2.0 1.429 1.500 2.3  1.304 2.2  1.364
Theraphosa blondi , LU  incrassate 6.2 5.2 4.0 1.192 1.550 5.7  1.088 5.5  1.127
                     
                     

 Abbreviations: FEM = femur III; PAT = patella III; TIB = tibium III. LU = locality unknown.

Leg segments were measured dorsally including pubescens (in millimetrs), FEM measured in apical third, PAT and TIB in middle of segment.