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            Male (PBI_OON 22746). Total length 1.31. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present in u-shaped row; non-marginal pars thoracica setae absent; marginal setae absent. Clypeus margin unmodified, curved downwards in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, o. microoculi-group eyes small. ALE:0.041,PME:0.035, PLE: 0.023, eye quadrangle: 0.143, all subequal, ALE circular, PME oval, PLE circular; posterior eye row straight from both above and front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching for less than half their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, densest medially; paturon inner margin with pairs of enlarged setae, distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization; without setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula absent, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, with yellow spots. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, with small, dorsolateral, triangular extensions, scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, pale orange, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Supra-anal scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, serrate. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, serrate. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, serrate. Spinneret scutum with fringe of short setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, unmodified; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments orange-brown; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent, embolus bifurcate; trochanter minute, with ventral projection; femur normal size, one to two times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially, triangular with wide basis; patella longer than femur, enlarged, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, big club-shaped, W/L=0.53; connection to femur C/L= 0.47. L=0.265; W=0.140; C=0.125; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium pale orange, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, without distal patch of setae; bulb pale orange, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically.
Opopaea sown, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palpal femur, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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Opopaea sown, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---22746)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23289). Total length 1.45. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Eyes o. microoculi-group eyes small ALE: 0.046, PLE: 0.025, PME: 0.036, eye quadrangle: 0.136. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent. ABDOMEN: Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum. LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea sown, female abdomen, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23388)

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Opopaea sown, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23289)

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Opopaea sown, female epigynum, epigynal area, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23388)

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Opopaea sown, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23289)

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Opopaea sown, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23289)

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Opopaea sown, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23289)

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Opopaea sown, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23289)

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MATERIAL EXAMINED
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PBI USI Country State Division Locality Sex Type Status Elevation(m) GPS Coordinate Habitat Collection_Date Collector Inst. Code
PBI_OON 00019309  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  2 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019229  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023541  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019224  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019294  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019244  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019307  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019259  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019310  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019258  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019290  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019250  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019246  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019240  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019319  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  2 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019320  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019271  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019307  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019238  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019316  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019244  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019306  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019259  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019292  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019258  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019299  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019250  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019255  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020159  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Riamukka State Forest  3 Adult Male      -31.35416; 151.60833  litter  01 Jan 1900  I. Oliver  AM 
PBI_OON 00019232  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019313  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019317  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019251  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019279  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019265  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  4 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019311  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019237  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019286  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  2 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019261  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 1994  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019296  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019258  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019299  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019247  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  2 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019266  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019276  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  2 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00020209  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Mt Boss SF Rimau Rd  1 Adult Male      -31.19133; 152.35450  litter  04 Feb 1993  M. Gray, G. Cassis  AM 
PBI_OON 00023539  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  2 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023545  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019274  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019317  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023530  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  10 Feb 1991  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019297  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019265  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019311  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019224  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019286  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019241  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019308  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023548  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019303  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023546  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019266  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Male      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Mar 1996  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019262  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Oct 1999  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00007986  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Lumeah Rd, 1.7 km from Mt Allyn Rd, Chichester SF  1 Adult Male      -32.10533; 151.43400  litter  04 Feb 1993  M. Gray, G. Cassis  AM 
PBI_OON 00019245  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Apr 2000  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00019226  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Bulls Ground State Forest  1 Adult Female      -31.55000; 152.63333  litter  01 Feb 2001  A. York  AM 
PBI_OON 00023250  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 B  1 Adult Male    300  -28.00000; 153.00000  litter  13 Mar 2007  D. Putland, S. Staunton  QM 
PBI_OON 00022710  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 C  1 Adult Male    300  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  12 Feb 2007  K. Staunton  QM 
PBI_OON 00023288  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 C  1 Adult Male    300  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Jan 2008  S. Wright, A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023287  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 B  1 Adult Female    300  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Jan 2008  S. Wright, A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023289  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 D  1 Adult Female    200  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Jan 2008  S. Wright, A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023289  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 D  1 Adult Male    200  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Jan 2008  S. Wright, A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00023285  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 C  1 Adult Female    300  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Jan 2008  S. Wright, A. Nakamura  QM 
PBI_OON 00022746  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 B  1 Adult Male  Holotype  300  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  06 Oct 2006  B. Baehr  QM 
PBI_OON 00023288  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lamington NP IBISCA, 300 C  1 Adult Female    300  -28.00000; 153.00000  rainforest, Leaf Litter  25 Jan 2008  S. Wright, A. Nakamura  QM 


 
 
 
 
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