A new species in the spider genus Phormictopus (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae) from Cuba
A new species, Phormictopus auratus, is described. This species is character-
ized by presenting the apex of the retrolateral branch of the tibial spurs fla-
ttened, on which the metatarsus I makes contact when flexed; also by posses-
sing spermathecae well defined in three parts: the base, neck and fundus, and
finally for having the carapace covered by a fine and dense golden pubescence.
Natural history data of this species, collected in various regions of central-
eastern Cuba, are given. With this, the registered number of Cuban taxa pertai-
ning to the genus Phormictopus is increased to four.
Revista Iberica de Aracnologia 11 (30-VI-2005): 29-36