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Type Locality : VENEZUELA ; Mérida, Timotes

Etymology : The name is in honor of the indigenous nation of Timoto-Cuica, natives of the Venezuelan Andes region, near the type locality.


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

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