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Lyrognathus giannisposatoi

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Etymology : A patronym in honor of Mr. Gianni Sposato who has provided valuable selenocosmia material, data and assistance to the authors over the last 8 years.


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A new species is described in the tarantula genus Lyrognathus Pocock 1895, being the first record of this taxon from Sumatra, Indonesia. Lyrognathus giannisposatoi sp. nov. is also unique in its habitat selection, being the first confirmed lowland species from this genus. A new key to Lyrognathus species is provided, and a biogeography of the group is briefly discussed.
International Scholarly Research Network Zoology 2013(590809): 1-13

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