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Psalmopoeus victori

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Type Locality : Mexico: Veracruz, Mpio. San Andrés Tuxtla

Etymology : the specific name is a patronym in honor of Víctor H. Jiménez Arcos, a Mexican herpetologist who saw and collected the first specimen of the species.


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A new species of tarantula, Psalmopoeus victori sp. nov. (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae) is described from Veracruz, Mexico. It is the first arboreal species described in Mexico and represents the most northerly known distribution for the genus Psalmopoeus. A detailed description of the lyra is presented.
Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 85: 728-735

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