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Pisaurina dubia male from J. R. Maxwell, and typo in Carico, 1972?

I'm hoping that John will find the images -- I have a male Pisaurina dubia male from him.

But I'm confused by a comment in Carico's paper: "This species differs from the other members of the
genus by having a strongly recurved anterior eye row..."

Doesn't he mean "strongly _procurved_"?! (And I double-checked SONA to make sure I understood which is which.)

It took me forever to pin down the genus. (_Four_ rows of eyes...?)

Something's not right for sure
The spider you show has a strong procurved anterior eye row from my understanding of those terms. Maybe he got the term incorrect or is speaking about the posterior eye row? I would say we need to look at a different description to see if we can verify it's an error.

No, he's talking about the fr
No, he's talking about the front eye row. Compare with Pisaurina mira and you'll see what he means (if not what he writes):

I meant
maybe he made a mistake and wrote anterior instead of posterior.

Yes, perhaps (I haven't compared the PER), but it's the anterior eye row in this one species that is very different from that of the other Pisaurina species, in which the anterior eye row is barely procurved.

Pisaurina dubia description in Carico
It seems to be a spelling error. It is clear from his diagrams that the anterior row is unusually strongly procurved. It is also true that the posterior row is unusually strongly recurved. He mentions that the ALE are "near margin of clypeus and prominantly tuberculate" as can be seen in your nice photos. Note that prominently is misspelled in his description. So perhaps some more careful editing would have been helpful.

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