[a junior synonym of Pristobaeus Simon 1902 - deserving name preservation]
Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Palpelius (7; 6-10).
The cephalothorax is large and high with the thoracic part falling away steeply
just behind the rear eyes. The sides are almost parallel before narrowing slightly
to the rear. It is red-brown in colour, with various patterns of white on the
sides and centrally on the thorax. The abdomen is oval, narrower than the cephalothorax,
and gradually tapers towards the rear. It is pale in colour and sometimes carries
transverse dark bands near the middle and chevrons near the spinnerets. The
legs are brown, with the first and second pairs stouter, darker and carrying
black fringes below the patellae and tibiae.
Distribution: Palpelius is a tropical genus which ranges from Borneo to Papua New Guinea and Australia. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 276. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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