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Avicularia rickwesti sp. nov., a remarkable new species of Avicularia (Theraphosidae: Aviculariinae) from Dominican Republic

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Autor(es):
Rogério Bertani ; Jeremy Huff
Número total de Autores: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Zoologia; v. 30, n. 3, p. -, Jun. 2013.
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A remarkable new species of Avicularia Lamarck, 1818, Avicularia rickwesti sp. nov., is described from Dominican Republic. Female specimens of the new species are unusual by having two very short and broad spermathecae with distal half strongly sclerotized, a feature not found in any other aviculariine. Additionally, it has the leg coxae with spiniform setae, smaller on leg I and prolateral leg II, larger, black on retrolateral leg II, prolateral and retrolateral leg III and prolateral leg IV. Males are unknown. The new species is known only from two localities, in southwestern Dominican Republic. This is the first record for the subfamily on Hispañola which is close to the northern boundary for the Aviculariinae distribution. (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