Neischnocolus iquitos Kaderka, 2020

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Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Neischnocolus iquitos
  • Described By: Kaderka, 2020
  • Researcher Profile: Radan Kaderka
  • Genus: Neischnocolus
  • Etymology: The specific name refers to the native people living in Upper Amazonas, who were called “iquitos” by Spaniards. The name also refers to the type locality occurring near Iquitos, the capital city of Peru's Maynas Province and Loreto Region.
  • Original Type Locality: Peru, Loreto, Iquitos, Umaral, altitude 101 m,

Specimen Records

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Neischnocolus iquitos
Holotype : (MUSM-ENT 0511874), Peru
Paratype : (MUSM-ENT 0511873), Peru

Adult Male Activity

  • Neischnocolus iquitos, a new species from Peru (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae)

    Radan Kaderka ,2020

    Neischnocolus iquitos sp. nov. from Loreto region, Peru, is described, diagnosed and figured. Males of N. iquitos sp. nov. differ from all known congeners in the presence of two retrolateral processes on palpal tibia, in combination with the presence of a retrolateral keel on embolus and the absence of granulation or microspikes on embolus or tegulum. Females of N. iquitos sp. nov. differ from all known Neischnocolus females in the morphology of the genitalia consisting of a lower sclerotized part with two short, separate seminal receptacles, and an upper part, which is transparent and notched.

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Habitat and Type Locality