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French Guiana
IUCN Status

Type Locality : FRENCH GUIANA; Montsinery-Tonnegrande, Emerald Jungle Village;

Etymology : The name is in honor of Joep and Marijke Moonen, owners of the Emerald Jungle Village in French Guiana.


Male Activity

Seven new species of Schismatothele Karsch, 1879 (Araneae, Theraphosidae) are described, almost doubling the diversity of the genus: S. caeri sp. nov.; S. caiquetia sp. nov.; S. merida sp. nov.; S. moonenorum sp. nov.; S. quimbaya sp. nov.; S. timotocuica sp. nov. and S. wayana sp. nov. An identification key for all species of Schismatothele (except S. kastoni) is presented, as well as a complementary diagnosis for the genus. Also, a standardized nomenclature is proposed to describe the prolateral keels of male palpal bulbs of species of Schismatothele.
European Journal of Taxonomy 861: 78-112

Habitat and Type Locality