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Thrixopelma nadineae

IUCN Status

Type Locality : Loja, Ecuador

Etymology : The epithet is a matronym honouring Nadine Dupérré (Collections Manager, Zoologisches Museum, Universität Hamburg), our friend and colleague, in recognition of her numerous contributions to arachnology, especially on the taxonomy of spiders from Ecuador.


Male Activity

Thrixopelma nadineae sp. nov. is described from Loja, Ecuador, based on the male, which possesses distinctive palpal bulb, metatarsal and tibial apophysis morphology. The new species represents the second species of Thrixopelma to be recorded from Ecuador.
Taxonomy 2: 255-260

Habitat and Type Locality