(208 PSdec) Pseudosinella decipiens (Denis, 1925)

*propinqua Bagnall, 1941

Pseudosinella decipiens is a blind species in which the small tooth on the inner edge of the claw of leg3 is nearer to the tip than the base, and in which the two large teeth are at different distances from the base (Fig. 1). Several of the records are for the junior synonym Pseudosinella propinqua described by Bagnall in 1941. All the specimens in the NHM are from Chislehurst Caves and Cave Hill in Belfast although there are literature records from littoral sites and from soil outside caves.

 

 

 

 

Fig. 1: Foot of the third leg of Pseudosinella decipiens collected from Chislehurst Caves in August 1939 by Bagnall. The small tooth (ST) on the inner edge of the claw is nearer to the tip than the base and the two large teeth (LT) are at different distances from the base. tt, tibiotarsus.

 
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