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Nhandu tripepii is a senior synonym of Nhandu vulpinus (Araneae: Theraphosidae)

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Nagahama, Roberto H. [1] ; Fukushima, Caroline S. [1] ; Bertani, Rogerio [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Inst Butantan, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 26, n. 3, p. 578-580, Set. 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The holotype of Eurypelma tripepii Dresco, 1984 from state of Pará, Brazil, is revised and illustrated. Its palpal bulb and tibial apophysis are similar in shape to species of Nhandu Lucas, 1983. Therefore, the species is transferred to the genus Nhandu, establishing the new combination Nhandu tripepii (Dresco, 1984) comb. nov., which is considered a senior synonym of Nhandu vulpinus (Schmidt, 1998) syn. nov. The protuberances present on the holotype's chelicerae are here considered a morphological anomaly. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 03/12587-4 - Systematics and zoogeography of neotropical teraphosid spiders (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)
Grantee:Rogerio Bertani
Support type: Regular Research Grants