Pterinopelma sazimai Bertani, Nagahama & Fukushima, 2011

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Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Pterinopelma sazimai
  • Described By: Bertani, Nagahama & Fukushima, 2011
  • Researcher Profile: Rogério Bertani, Roberto Hiroaki Nagahama, Caroline Sayuri Fukushima
  • Genus: Pterinopelma
  • Etymology: The specific name is a patronym in honor of Dr. Ivan Sazima, an important Brazilian zoologist who was the first researcher to collect exemplars of this species in the decades of 1970 and 1980. These specimens remained as the sole exemplars of the species
  • Common Name: Iridescent Blue Tarantula
  • Original Type Locality: Brazil, state of Bahia, Andaraí, Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina (S12°46'9.21'' W41°28'6.79'')

Specimen Records

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Habitat and Type Locality