Node 6k: NN (Leptopholcus + Micromerys)

leptopholcusTip of male palpal trochanter apophysis with characteristic ridges
(Huber 2011)
leptopholcus Reduced ALS piriform spigots
(Huber 2001, 2011)

All pholcids have at least two spigots on each ALS: one very wide spigot, and one slightly pointed spigot. In the plesiomorphic state, however, 5-6 additional, smaller cylindrically-shaped spigots are present. These have been apparently reduced several times independently: (1) in Modisiminae except Priscula, (2) in Buitinga and close relatives, and (3) in Leptopholcus + Micromerys.
Procursus ventral "knee" with transparent process
(Huber 2011)

In the plesiomorphic condition, the tip of the trochanter apophysis is simply rounded, and the ALS have 5-6 small piriform gland spigots: