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Two new endemic species of Bistriopelma (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Peru, including a new remarkable horned tarantula

Micaela NICOLETTA, Juan C. CHAPARRO, Luis MAMANI, José A. OCHOA, Rick C. WEST & Nelson E. FERRETTI

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2020 (644) - Pages 1-20

Published on 12 May 2020

The spider genus Bistriopelma Kaderka, 2015 is endemic to Peru and includes three species known to date: Bistriopelma lamasi Kaderka, 2015, B. matuskai Kaderka, 2015 and Btiticaca Kaderka, 2017. The present contribution diagnoses, describes and illustrates two new species of Bistriopelma from Peru: B. peyoi sp. nov. and B. kiwicha sp. nov., both based on male and female. The male of B. peyoi sp. nov. is provided with a remarkable thoracic horn, and the species is the first horned tarantula for this genus. An updated distribution map for all known species is presented.


Keywords :

South America, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosinae, taxonomy, distribution