Munduruku bicoloratum Miglio, Bonaldo & Pérez-MIles, 2013

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IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Munduruku bicoloratum
  • Described By: Miglio, Bonaldo & Pérez-MIles, 2013
  • Researcher Profile: Laura Tavares Miglio, Alexandre Bonaldo, Fernando Pérez-Miles
  • Genus: Munduruku
  • 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.
  • Original Type Locality: Oriximiná - Para, Brazil

Specimen Records

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Munduruku bicoloratum
Holotype : (MPEG 19026), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19028), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19029), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19027), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19025), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19030), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19031), Brazil
Paratype : (MPEG 19032), Brazil

Adult Male Activity

  • On Munduruku, a new theraphosid genus from Oriental Amazonia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)

    Laura Tavares Miglio, Alexandre Bonaldo, Fernando Pérez-Miles ,2013

    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.

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Habitat and Type Locality