Bistriopelma kiwicha Nicoletta, Chaparro, Mamani, Ochoa, West & Ferretti, 2020

Peru
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IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Bistriopelma kiwicha
  • Described By: Nicoletta, Chaparro, Mamani, Ochoa, West & Ferretti, 2020
  • Researcher Profile: Micaela Nicoletta, Juan C. Chaparro, Luis Mamani, José A. Ochoa, Rick C. West, Nelson Ferretti
  • Genus: Bistriopelma
  • Etymology: The specific epithet, kiwicha, is a Quechua word referring to Amaranthus caudatus L., a plant widely cultivated in the Peruvian Andes, particularly in the district of San Salvador, where this new species was found.
  • Original Type Locality: Cusco, Calca, San Salvador, Llachoc;

Specimen Records

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Bistriopelma kiwicha
Holotype : (MUBI 12), Peru
Paratype : (MUBI 41), Peru

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