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Bistriopelma fabianae

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Type Locality : PERU, Arequipa, buffer zone of Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Chiguata, El Simbral, Queñua forest (Polylepis rugulosa Bitter), 4060 m a.s.l

Etymology : This species is named in honor of Fabiana Colca, first author’s mother, for her company and great assistance during his thesis field research.


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A new species of Bistriopelma Kaderka 2015, Bistriopelma fabianae sp. nov., from the Arequipa region in southern Peru is described, diagnosed, and illustrated. Specimens were found in a Queñua forest (Polylepis rugulosa Bitter) spread out on the slopes of Pichu Pichu volcano in the buffer zone of Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Biological and ecological data of B. fabianae sp. nov. are provided as well as notes on B. kiwicha and B. peyoi, two new species recently described from Apurimac and Cusco regions.
Revista Peruana de Biología 27(3): 273-282

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