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Type Locality : PERU: Moquegua, Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua

Etymology : This species is named in honor of Vanessa Quequejana Puma, first author’s great friend, who collected the first specimen and for her great assistance during the fieldwork.


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A new species of Euathlus Ausserer, 1875 (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae), Euathlus vanessae sp. nov. is described and diagnosed. The genus is known from Chile and Argentina, and E. vanessae sp. nov. represents the first record for the genus in Peru, being the new northernmost limit of its known distribution. Distribution and natural history data are provided. Additionally, the conservation status of the new species is discussed and it is proposed as Endangered (EN) according to IUCN criteria.
Iheringia, Série Zoologia 111(e2021026): 1-10

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