Ranil P. Nanayakkara, G.A.S.M Ganehiarachchi, T.G. Tharaka Kusuminda, Nilantha Vishvanath, Mathisa K. Karunaratne, Peter J. Kirk
A new species of arboreal Theraphosidae spider from the genus Poecilotheria is described. This represents the second new Poecilotheria species described from the intermediate zone in Sri Lanka. Images are presented to distinguish the new species from Sri Lankan congeners.
Ranil P. Nanayakkara, Amila Prasanna Sumanapala, Peter J. Kirk
The mygalomorph spider family Theraphosidae is represented by 980 species in 144 genera
globally (World Spider Catalogue 2018). Within the family Theraphosidae sites the genus
Chilobrachys. The genus Chilobrachys is found in South and East Asia, with 27 described species
to date (World Spider Catalogue 2018). They are ground dwelling spiders, living in burrows
lined with silk and other debris (Nanayakkara, 2013, Nanayakkara 2014b). In Sri Lanka the
genus is represented by only one species, namely Nanayakkara 2014b), which also happens to be
the type species (species typica) for the genus.
Ranil P. Nanayakkara, Peter J. Kirk, Salindra K. Dayananda, G.A.S.M Ganehiarachchi, Nilantha Vishvanath, T.G. Tharaka Kusuminda
Peter J. Kirk
Peter J. Kirk
The following is a description of a new species of mygalomorph spider from the Amazonas region of Ecuador, South America. The spider can be classified as follows; family Theraphosidae, subfamily Aviculariinae, genus Avicularia, species purpurea.