Three new species of Melloleitaoina Gerschman & Schiapelli, 1960 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) from northern Argentina

Carlos Perafán, Fernando Pérez-Miles , 2014

Abstract
Three new species of the monotypic genus Melloleitaoina Gerschman & Schiapelli, 1960 are described from northern Argentina: M. mutquina sp. n., M. uru sp. n. and M. yupanqui sp. n. The female specimen originally described as M. crassifemur is not conspecific with the male holotype and thus is removed from this species and described as M. uru sp. n.; M. crassifemur is redescribed. All species are diagnosed, illustrated and a key to species is provided.

Species mentioned

Melloleitaoina mutquina Perafán & Pérez-Miles, 2014

Argentina

Melloleitaoina uru Perafán & Pérez-Miles, 2014

Argentina

Melloleitaoina yupanqui Perafán & Pérez-Miles, 2014

Argentina

Melloleitaoina crassifemur Gerschman & Schiapelli, 1960

Argentina