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Revalidation of Pterinopelma Pocock 1901 with description of a new species and the female of Pterinopelma vitiosum (Keyserling 1891) (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae)

Author(s):
Bertani, Rogerio [1] ; Nagahama, Roberto Hiroaki [1, 2] ; Fukushima, Caroline Sayuri [1, 3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, ICB 4, Posgrad Interunidades Biotecnol, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Posgrad Dept Zool, BR-05422970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 2814, p. 1-18, APR 11 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 10
Abstract

We revalidate the theraphosid genus Pterinopelma Pocock 1901, describe the female of P. vitiosum for first time and Pterinopelma sazimai sp. nov. from Brazil. These two species were included in a matrix with 35 characters and 32 taxa and were analyzed both with all characters having same weight and with implied weights. Searches considering all characters non-additive or some additive were also carried out. The preferred tree, obtained with implied weights, concavity 6 and all characters non-additive shows that Pterinopelma is a monophyletic genus sister to the clade Lasiodora (Vitalius + Nhandu). The presence of denticles on the prolateral inferior male palpal bulb keel is a synapomorphy of the genus. (AU)