- External morphology
Lateral palps. 2.16 mm x 25.4 mm.
Despite clear morphological connections to congeners of Diplacofelis, some artistically-minded synthetic taxonomists at HORG have insisted that D. ridwellensis be renamed –Diplacocanis-, alleging that, if hypothetically folded bilaterally, it would more resemble a pug or Shiba Inu. To date no comprehensive creased menagerie of other palp-bearing occlupanids has been collected to prove any of these theories, which is just as well. Species described by scholar L. Helm (FORC), who discovered it in a Portland recycling facility. Specimens of D. ridwellensis have been collected from bags of apples in the American Southeast. The presence of amicula on the holotype suggests it might have come from a similar host.