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Hapalopus gasci

French Guiana
IUCN Status

Type Locality : French Guiana, Saut Pararé, Arataye River

Etymology : This species is dedicated to Prof. J.-P. GASC thanks to which I was able to prospect the territory Guyanese twice as part of the specific "Guyana" action of the National Museum of Natural History.


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One species of Barychelidae, Psalistops gasci, is described from French Guiana. This is the first record of this mygalomorph family from this neotropical country. The species is a ground dweller occurring in wet tropical forests.
Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Par (4A) 18: 589-594

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