The genus Stenotarsus gen. nov. closely related to Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 is established for South American species formerly desgnated as Eurypelma group A according to SIMON 1892 where metatarsus I containing many spines is as long as or not as long as tibia I. It differs from Aphonopelma by a procurved fovea (fig. 13), urticating hairs of type 1 and 3, a distally widened embolus (fig. 3) and spermathecae widely fused (fig. 19 - 21) with two little heads of different shape. S scissistylus is a medium-sized species. It's embolus appears deeply rutted (fig. 4) The relations to other species living in the Guyanas, North Brazil and Venezuela are discussed.
This variety has been captured by André Braunschausen Santarem, which lies between Macapa and Manaus in Brazil. This spider can reach amazing dimensions to say the least as Jean-Michel Verdez, colleague and friend, showed me at his home. This tarantula is aggressive and handling must be done with caution. Fast, it must, given its size, make astounding jumps. André Braunshausen indicates that the specimens were captured on the edge of a trail, in the trees and shrubs and that he has a male to conduct breeding. The name of this Avicularia species is braunshauseni. Finally, note that this species is still not widespread in France
n.sp. and Brachypelma hamorii
n.sp. (Mexico) show morphological differences with B. smithi
although visually closer to the latter. Spermathecae and copulatory organs of males are food for thought. Indeed, if the spermathecae of hamorii
are distinct, those of annitha
are not. On the other hand, in the copulatory organs and tibial apophysis, the opposite is true: where the bulbs and tibial apophysis of annitha
are distinct from smithi
, in contrast those of hamorii
are similar to the latter making it possible to consider including these as a subspecies in the genus.
A new species of Aviculariinae from Peru description of Avicularia azuraklaasi sp n and contribution to the taxonomic study of this species Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae Une nouvelle espece daviculaire du Perou description de Avicularia azuraklaasi sp n et contribution a letude taxonomique de cette espece Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae