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Crassicrus lamanai

IUCN Status

Type Locality : BELIZE: Orange Walk District: 0.5 km W. of New River Lagoon, Indian Church Village, near Lamanai Forest Reserve,

Etymology : The specific epithet is a noun in apposition from the Mayan word lama' anayin . This was the name of their ancient trading center, still standing centuries later, but now called Lamanai.


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A monotypic theraphosid spider genus, Crassicrus new genus, and a new species Crassicrus lamanai new species, are described from the tropical dry forest of north-central Belize . Natural history and biogeographical notes are given.
Journal of Arachnology 24: 254-261

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