Two new species of Tmesiphantes Simon (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) from the state of Minas Gerias, Brazil

José Paulo Leite Guadanucci, Pedro Ismael da Silva Júnior , 2012

Two new species of the genus Tmesiphantes from Serra do Espinhaço, state of Minas Gerais are described. They comprise the first records of the genus outside the Atlantic Forest. Furthermore, the examination of all type material of the genera Tmesiphantes and Melloleitaoina, which have been suggested as sister groups, showed that the thickness of femur III, used to distinguish between them, shows a continuous variation, and the taxonomic usage of this character is discussed.

Species mentioned

Tmesiphantes perp

Tmesiphantes perp Guadanucci & Silva, 2012

Tmesiphantes riopretano

Tmesiphantes riopretano Guadanucci & Silva, 2012