Females: In lateral view right prosomal corner more or less obliquely truncate; Gns without lateral swellings in dorsal view; A1 extends to posterior border of Pd2. More characters can be accessed by backtracking the key:
Males: P5 left Exp3 curved sharply at its base. More characters can be accessed by backtracking the key:
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Wilson (1950) figures a male Phyllopus aequalis, although this appears to be very similar to the male of P. bidentatus.