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Une nouvelle espece d'Avicularia du Bresil: Description d'Avicularia braunshauseni (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae)


This variety has been captured by André Braunschausen Santarem, which lies between Macapa and Manaus in Brazil. This spider can reach amazing dimensions to say the least as Jean-Michel Verdez, colleague and friend, showed me at his home. This tarantula is aggressive and handling must be done with caution. Fast, it must, given its size, make astounding jumps. André Braunshausen indicates that the specimens were captured on the edge of a trail, in the trees and shrubs and that he has a male to conduct breeding. The name of this Avicularia species is braunshauseni. Finally, note that this species is still not widespread in France
Arachnides 43: 14-16


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