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Thrixopelma ockerti

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Etymology : Thrix (Gr): hair, bristle; Pelma (Gr): Sole of foot - Ockerti = Named after the collector Roland Ockert


Male Activity

The new species belongs to the new genus Thrixopelma which differs from Paraphysa Simon, 1892 by denticulated tarsal claws, absence of spikes on all coxae which are present in Paraphysa manicata Simon, 1892 and absence of basally situated spines on Metatarsus I, also present in Paraphysa manicata and in the female of P. pulcherrimaklaasi Schmidt, 1991. T. ockerti sp. n. has a small stripe builded by white plumose urticating hairs on femur of palps prolaterally situated. Its spermatheca consists of two pointed-cap-like receptacula seminis.
Arachnologisches Magazin 2(2): 3-8

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