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Reichlingia annae

IUCN Status

Type Locality : 0.5 km W of New River Lagoon, Indian Church Village, Orange Walk District, Belize

Etymology : The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of the author’s wife, Ann, in recognition of her partnership in arachnological investigation.


Male Activity

A new species of Acanthopelma (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from northern Belize is described, and is among the smallest theraphosid spiders known. The new taxon is distinguished from congenerics by an incrassate palpal tibia, preapical embolar process and unmodified tibial spur in males, and a unique abdominal pattern in females. Both sexes possess unusually short medial segments of the posterior lateral spinnerets. Data on meristic and morphometric character variation and natural history notes are also presented.
Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 10: 337-340

Habitat and Type Locality