Hapalotremus martinorum Cavallo & Ferretti, 2014

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Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Hapalotremus martinorum
  • Described By: Cavallo & Ferretti, 2014
  • Researcher Profile: Patricio E. Cavallo, Nelson Ferretti
  • Genus: Hapalotremus
  • Etymology: The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of Martin Hüsser (Switzerland) and Martin Gamache (Canada), who participated in the collection and discovery of this new species.
  • Original Type Locality: Southwest of Salta, near provincial route 33, adjacent to Escoipe River at an altitude of 1496m

Specimen Records

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Adult Male Activity

  • The first Hapalotremus Simon, 1903 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Argentina: description and natural history of Hapalotremus martinorum sp. nov

    Patricio E. Cavallo, Nelson Ferretti ,2014

    A new species of Hapalotremus Simon, 1903 from northern Argentina is described and illustrated. Hapalotremus martinorum sp. nov. differs from all other congeners by the colour pattern of live specimens. Males differ in the male palpal bulb morphology, with thickened and less curved embolus having a blunt subapical keel and less-developed apical keel. Females differ in the shape of the spermathecae, with the lateral bases more pronounced than the superiors and the upper edge more rounded. Specimens were captured inhabiting short burrows or crevices under stones in high cloud forests. Hapalotremus cyclothorax (Mello-Leitão 1923) is a junior synonym of Homoeomma montanum (Mello-Leitão, 1923), Hapalotremus scintillans (Mello-Leitão 1929) is a junior synonym of Pachistopelma rufonigrum Pocock, 1901, Hapalotremus exilis (Mello-Leitão 1923) and Hapalotremus muticus (Mello-Leitão 1923) are considered species inquirenda.


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