- External morphology
Concave lateral sides and small lateral indents. 21.5 mm X 23.5 mm
First collected in Colorado in 2017 by scholar L. Greeen. This specimen remained a quiescent enigma until 2021, when occlupanologist D. Estabrook (FORC) deduced that this might be a member of the furtive genus Collatus. Improbably, no sooner was this sample sent to HORG than identical specimens were discovered in California, attached to mesh bags of garlic. This occlupanid clearly shares some of the same near-preternatural prestidigitative traits as C. mysteriosa, managing to confound collectors while hiding in plain sight. Species named for its resemblance to a rabbit’s nose.