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A new species of Tiger spider in the genus Poecilotheria Pocock, 1899 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Belihuloya, Sri Lanka

Ranil P. Nanayakkara, G.A.S.M Ganehiarachchi, T.G. Tharaka Kusuminda, Nilantha Vishvanath, Mathisa K. Karunaratne, Peter J. Kirk , 2019

Abstract
A new species of arboreal Theraphosidae spider from the genus Poecilotheria is described. This represents the second new Poecilotheria species described from the intermediate zone in Sri Lanka. Images are presented to distinguish the new species from Sri Lankan congeners.

Species mentioned

Poecilotheria srilankensis

Poecilotheria srilankensis Nanayakkara, Ganehiarachi, Kusuminda, Vishvanath, Karunaratne & Kirk, 2019

Sri Lanka