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Acanthoscurria sacsayhuaman

IUCN Status

Type Locality : Cusco, Valle de Sacsayhuaman, 0.5 km al este de Huayllarcocha, 13°29’52.12”S – 71°58’37.42”W, 3690 m, 20 septiembre 2001, col. J. C. Chaparro.

Etymology : Noun in apposition referred the name of the Inca fortress located 2 km from the city Cusco, and location where the holotype was captured in the department of Cusco, Peru


Male Activity

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.
Revista Peruana de Biología 23(2): 89-94

Habitat and Type Locality