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Avicularia purpurea

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Etymology : The specific name refers to the metallic purple-blue iridescence seen on the dorsal surface of the spider in natural light.


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The following is a description of a new species of mygalomorph spider from the Amazonas region of Ecuador, South America. The spider can be classified as follows; family Theraphosidae, subfamily Aviculariinae, genus Avicularia, species purpurea.
Journal of the British Tarantula Society 6(1): 15-19

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