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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Order Ohelonethi. Sub-Order Diplocelonthi. — Family Chelerifidæ

Order Ohelonethi. Sub-Order Diplocelonthi.
Family Chelerifidæ.

Obisium antipodum, Simon Six specimens,

C.R. Ent. Belg., xxiii., p. clxxiv.

Genus CHelifer, Geoffr.

Chelifer longidigitatus, sp. nov.

(Plate ii., fig. 2.)

Body obovate, narrowed before, rounded behind. Caput dark brown, granulated. Cephalothorax granulated; anterior segment dark brown, hinder segment pale yellowish above, brown laterally. Eyes prominent, and of an opaline tint. Legs pale yellowish, moderately clothed with short white hair. Palpi dark brown, granulated; basal joints bulbous; hand broad, thick, slightly darker than humerus and brachium; fingers long, reddish-brown, incurved, and furnished with a few elongated, flexible hairs. Abdomen pale yellowish above, with brown submedian and page 109lateral granulations; inferior surface pale yellowish, with two longitudinal sub-median rows of brown granulations.

Measurements:—Length of body, l½mm.; breadth, 1 mm.; palpi, 2mm.

Two specimens.