'Anterior leg' means one pair leg of front??

lant

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'Anterior leg' means one pair leg of front?? or two pair of front??

of course, except pedipalp..

and lampropelma species have dense brush on the retrolateral surface of the femur of all legs??
 

billopelma

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'Anterior' = front
'Posterior' = rear

Could be 'front leg(s)' or 'front of leg(s)' depending on context...

Bill
 

Bill S

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Then, Anterior legs meaning front of two legs??
No. Anterior legs would be the legs themselves - the two front legs. The front of the legs would probably be described as "anterior surface" of leg #X.
 

sjl197

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Depends if it says anterior-most leg, or anterior legs (plural). If it says anterior leg (singular), then that is unclear. Generally though, anterior would likely mean the first two pairs, ie leg I and II.

I looked at the original description of both L.nigerrimum and L.violaceopes, and neither paper obviously mentions a retrolateral brush. So, i cant say about that characteristic, but you are to be looking at the outside (retrolateral) of the anterior legs for that..
 
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