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First description of female Plesiophrictus millardi Pocock, 1899 (Araneae: Theraphosidae)

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Rajesh V Sanap ,

Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment, IN
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Postgraduate program in ecology & environment
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Zeeshan A Mirza

Tata institute of fundamental research, IN
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Postgraduate program in wildlife biology & conservation, National Centre for Biological Sciences
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Abstract

The genus Plesiophrictus Pocock (1899) was described when found in Matheran to embody P. millardi. This species was described based on a male specimen, but the female remained unknown for more than a century. Recent surveys conducted in the known range of the species resulted in the discovery of the female, which is herein described for the first time.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v5i1.5654

TAPROBANICA, April, 2013. Vol. 05, No. 01: pp. 6-11

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v5i1.5654
How to Cite: Sanap, R.V. & Mirza, Z.A., (2013). First description of female Plesiophrictus millardi Pocock, 1899 (Araneae: Theraphosidae). TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 5(1), pp.6–11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v5i1.5654
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Published on 18 Jun 2013.
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