Figure 11: Hottentotta
Diagnosis: Black to dark brown in colour. Prosoma:
heavily granulated. Mesosoma: with densely granulated tergites. Metasoma: dorsal
segments smooth, while the lateral and ventral sides are granulated. Sole of
tarsi with small spines. Pectines 27-33 in males and 22-27 in females.
Measurements: Total length 5-7cm (average 5.9cm.),
prosoma 6.4mm., mesosoma 16.6-19.9mm., metasoma 27.5-38mm.
Habitat and distribution: This species was reported
from Irbid and Salt (Wahbeh, 1976), Kinzelbach 1984) and Amman (El-Hennawy,
1988), and Ajlun, Jarash and Ν Shuna (Stathi and Mylonas, 2001). It seems that
this species is confined to mountainous areas of Jordan with relatively high
rain fall (Amr and El-Oran, 1994). It is quite common in the Ajlune mountains,
and associated with the terra rosa soil, where it coexist
maurus palmatus. It constructs burrows that are usually located
under stones and also found under rocks without burrows.