Una nueva especie de Acanthoscurria (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae) sin órgano estridulador, del sur de Perú

Nelson Ferretti, José A. Ochoa, Juan C. Chaparro , 2016

Acanthoscurria sacsayhuaman sp. nov. (Araneae: Theraphosidae) is described based on a male from Cusco, Peru. The new species is characterized by the absence of stridulatory bristles on retrolateral face of palpal trochanter. Moreover, it can be distinguished by morphology of the male palpal bulb and tibial apophysis of the first pair of legs. The genus is recorded for the first time for Peru.

About the Author

Nelson Ferretti

Nelson Ferretti

My work focuses on Taxonomy, Systematics, Biogeography, Ecology and Ethology of mygalomorph spiders from Argentina. Im currently working with phylogeographic patterns and modelling species distribution of the Mygalomorphae from the mountanious systems in central Argentina.

Species mentioned

Acanthoscurria sacsayhuaman Ferretti, Ochoa & Chaparro, 2016