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On the Brazilian Amazonian species of Acanthoscurria (Araneae: Theraphosidae)

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Author(s):
Paula, Felipe dos S. [1] ; Gabriel, Ray [2] ; Indicatti, Rafael P. [1] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [1] ; Lucas, Sylvia M. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Oxford, Museum Nat Hist, Oxford OX1 3PW - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 31, n. 1, p. 63-80, FEB 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

In this study the Brazilian Amazonian species of Acanthoscurria Ausserer, 1871 are redescribed: A. geniculata (C. L. Koch, 1841), A. tarda Pocock, 1903, A. juruenicola Mello-Leitao, 1923, A. theraphosoides (Doleschall, 1871). Acanthoscurria simoensi Vol, 2000 and A. insubtilis Simon, 1892, previously known from French Guyana and Bolivia, respectively, are recorded for Brazil by the first time. The females of these two species are described for the first time and a new species, A. belterrensis sp. nov., is described from Belterra, Para, Brazil. In addition, four synonymies are established: A. transamazonica Piza, 1972 as junior synonym of A. geniculata; A. ferina Simon, 1892 and A. brocklehursti F.O.P.-Cambridge, 1896 of A. theraphosoides; and A. xinguensis Timotheo da Costa, 1960 of A. juruenicola. Acanthoscurria belterrensis sp. nov. resembles A. gomesiana Mello-Leitao, 1923 by the color pattern and structure of sexual organs. The male can be distinguished by the less curved embolus and the very projected prolateral superior and prolateral inferior keels, giving a triangular aspect to the basis of embolus, and the female seminal receptacles presenting a larger and narrower basis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50689-0 - Systematic of the neotropical haplogynae spiders (Arachnida, Araneae)
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/18287-1 - Systematics of the Neotropical Nemesiidae genera (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)
Grantee:Rafael Prezzi Indicatti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/12017-0 - Cladistic analysis of the subfamily Cteninae and revision of the genus Celaetycheus Simon (Araneae: Ctenidae)
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: Regular Research Grants