A new species of Sahydroaraneus (Theraphosidae) from Western Ghats of Kerala, India

2017

A new species Sahydroaraneus sebastiani sp.nov. is recorded from the Western Ghats of Kerala. It resembles S. collinus Pocock 1899 but can be separated from S. collinus Pocock 1899 in having spermathecal stalks with uniform diameter ending in a single lobe, while in S. collinus Pocock 1899 spermathecal stalks are wider at the bottom, tapering at upper end and posses a bud like single lobe.
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5(3): 186-189

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