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Type Locality : Oriximiná - Para, Brazil

Etymology : The specific epithet is a Latin adjective refering to the two-colored abdomen, with a dorsal dark brown chevron contrasting with light brown lateral sides and venter.


Male Activity

Munduruku gen. nov. is proposed for the type species Munduruku bicoloratum sp. nov., from Juruti and Santarém, Pará, Brazil. The main diagnostic character of Munduruku gen. nov. is the presence of a subapical, lanceolate keel on the male palpal bulb, which is unique among the basal taxa of Theraphosinae with type III-IV urticating setae. The female spermathecae consist of two spheroid receptacles with funnel-shaped necks, each of which bears a sclerotized area. In both sexes, the abdomen is remarkably patterned, an uncommon feature in adults of New World theraphosids. Both the bulbus lanceolate keel and the abdominal color pattern are hypothesized as synapomorphies of the genus.
Iheringia Serie Zoologia 103: 185-189

Habitat and Type Locality