Pamphobeteus verdolaga Cifuentes, Perafán & Estrada-Gomez, 2016

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IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Pamphobeteus verdolaga
  • Described By: Cifuentes, Perafán & Estrada-Gomez, 2016
  • Researcher Profile: Yeimy Cifuentes, Carlos Perafán, Sebastian Estrada-Gomez
  • Genus: Pamphobeteus
  • Etymology: The specific epithet “verdolaga” is a noun in apposition and refers to the main nickname of Football Club Atlético Nacional, one of the football teams based in Medellín.
  • Original Type Locality: Colomb ia, Antioquia: La Estrella [Pueblo Viejo, aprox. 1700 m asl

Specimen Records

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Pamphobeteus verdolaga
Holotype : (ICN-Ar 8061), Colombia
Paratype : (CEUA-Ar 269), Colombia
(SUA 061), Colombia
(SUA 059), Colombia
(SUA 057), Colombia
(SUA 066), Colombia
(SUA 097), Colombia
Paratype : (CEUA-Ar), Colombia
Paratype : (CEUA-Ar 228), Colombia
Paratype : (ICN-Ar 8062), Colombia
Paratype : (CEUA-AR 267), Colombia
Paratype : (CEUA-Ar 349), Colombia
Paratype : (SUA 128), Colombia
Paratype : (SUA 011), Colombia
Paratype : (SUA 149), Colombia
Paratype : (SUA 148), Colombia
Paratype : (SUA147), Colombia
(SUA 082), Colombia

Adult Male Activity

  • Description and molecular characterization of a new species of tarantula, Pamphobeteus verdolaga, from Colombia (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae)

    Yeimy Cifuentes, Sebastian Estrada-Gomez, Leidy Johana Vargas-Muñoz, Carlos Perafán ,2016

    A new species of Pamphobeteus Pocock, 1901 is described from the Colombian Andes, Medellín, Antioquia. The biochemistry and molecular characteristics of the venom of this new species (previously identified as Pamphobeteus aff. nigricolor) has been already described. A detailed taxonomic study, comparing this species with holotypes and additional material of Pamphobeteus species, allowed us to recognize it as new, and to describe it here as Pamphobeteus verdolaga sp. nov. The male of P. verdolaga sp. nov. is distinguished by the palpal bulb with broad embolus, poorly developed apical keel (A), prolateral inferior keel (PI) and prolateral accessory keel (PAc) present but poorly developed, and retrolateral keel (R) of similar length as A. Females are distinguished by the morphology of spermatheca with a wide base and very short oval seminal receptacles, which are curved toward the center. This is the thirteenth species described in Pamphobeteus and the sixth species reported from Colombia. The species description is complemented by a molecular characterization of a partial CO1 sequence.

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