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A new species of Pterinopelma (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from the highlands of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil and description of the male of P. sazimai

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Autor(es):
Rogério Bertani ; Fernando Leal
Número total de Autores: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Zoologia; v. 33, n. 2 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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ABSTRACT We describe a new species of tarantula from the highlands of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Males of the new species can be distinguished from congeners by having palpal bulb keels weakly developed, and metatarsus I strongly curved, touching apex of retrolateral spur when folded. Females can be distinguished by the color pattern, carapace and legs black with conspicuous white rings on distal femora, patellae, tibiae, and metatarsi. The male of Pterinopelma felipeleitei sp. nov. was previously misidentified and described under the name Pterinopelma sazimai Bertani, Nagahama & Fukushima, 2011. The true male of P. sazimai is herein described from a specimen collected near the type locality. Similar to the conspecific female, this male has characteristic blue iridescent setae covering the carapace, chelicerae, legs, and palps. The new species is sympatric with P. sazimai . Both species inhabit a habitat locally known as 'campos rupestres'. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/01093-0 - Revisão taxonômica e análise cladística da subfamília Theraphosinae (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)
Beneficiário:Rogerio Bertani
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular