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A New Species of North American Tarantula, Aphonopelma paloma (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)
Thomas R. Prentice
The Journal of Arachnology
Vol. 20, No. 3 (1992), pp. 189-199
Published by: American Arachnological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3705879
Page Count: 11
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Aphonopelma paloma new species, is distinguished from all other North American tarantulas by its unusually small size and presence of setae partially or completely dividing the scopula of tarsus IV in both sexes. Both sexes also are characterized by a general reduction of the scopula on metatarsus IV. Males are characterized by a swollen third femur.
The Journal of Arachnology © 1992 American Arachnological Society