A new species of North American tarantula, Aphonopelma paloma (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)

1993

Aphonopelma paloma new species, is distinguished from all other North American tarantulas by its unusually small size and presence of setae partially or completely dividing the scopula of tarsus IV in both sexes. Both sexes also are characterized by a general reduction of the scopula on metatarsus IV . Males are characterized by a swollen third femur.
Journal of Arachnology 20: 189-199

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