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Tmesiphantes hypogeus sp. nov. (Araneae, Theraphosidae), the first troglobitic tarantula from Brazil

Rogério Bertani, Maria Elina Bichuette, Denis R Pedroso , 2013

A new species of Tmesiphantes Simon, 1892, is described from sandstone/quartizitic caves of Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil. This is the fifth species of the genus and the first record of a troglobitic mygalomorph in Brazil. A key is presented for all Tmesiphantes species.

Species mentioned

Tmesiphantes hypogeus Bertani, Bichuette & Pedroso, 2013