A new species of tarantula spider (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) from the Cayo district of Belize

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:S. B. Reichling, West R. C.
Journal:The Southwestern Naturalist

A new species of theraphosid spider is described. The taxon was collected in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge and the Vaca Plateau, Cayo District, Belize. It is distinguished from congeners by filiform plumose setae on the basoprolateral faces of both trochantera and femora I-ll, and the presence of five prominent keels on the apical division of the male embolus. Se describe una nueva especie de arana teraf6sida. La especie se colectó en las faldas norteñas de Mountain Pine Ridge y Vaca Plateau en el Distrito Cayo, Belice. Se distingue de otras especies del genero Citharacanthus por vellos filiformes plumosos en la superficie basoprolateral de ambos trocánter y femora I-ll, y la presencia de cinco quillas prominentes en la porción apical del bulbo masculino.

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