Nanayakkara, Ganehiarachi, Kusuminda, Vishvanath, Karunaratne & Kirk, 2019
IUCN Red List Status
Taxonomy and History
Scientific Name : Poecilotheria srilankensis
Described By: Nanayakkara, Ganehiarachi, Kusuminda, Vishvanath, Karunaratne & Kirk, 2019
Researcher Profile: Ranil P. Nanayakkara, G.A.S.M Ganehiarachchi, T.G. Tharaka Kusuminda, Nilantha Vishvanath, Mathisa K. Karunaratne, Peter J. Kirk
Etymology: The species is named after its native country. As this species has unique characteristics when compared to others of the genus and differs greatly from the known congeners from both India and Sri Lanka.
Original Type Locality: Pambahinna, Belihuloya, Sabaragamuwa District, Sri Lanka
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Adult Male Activity
A new species of arboreal Theraphosidae spider from the genus Poecilotheria is described. This represents the second new Poecilotheria species described from the intermediate zone in Sri Lanka. Images are presented to distinguish the new species from Sri Lankan congeners.
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