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Description of two mygalomorph spiders from south India (Araneae: Barychelidae, Theraphosidae).

Sunil K Jose, Pothalil Antony Sebastian , 2008

Abstract
Present paper describes two species of spiders discovered during a study on the diversity of spiders of Kerala state, India. These species belong to the genera Sason (Barychelidae) and Annandaliella (Theraphosidae). Annandaliella ernaku- lamensis new species discovered from Ernakulam is characterized by a tibial apophysis in the form of short broad lobe of comb-like series of stout black spines and a characteristically different stridulatory spines on the chelicerae. Sason robustum is a redescription of the species based on a new specimen. Both species are illustrated and fully described during the study. SEM studies were undertaken in A. ernakulamensis sp. nov.

Species mentioned

Annandaliella ernakulamensis Sunil Jose & Sebastian, 2008

India