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Cubanana

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 Genus Cubanana Ortiz, 2008

 

 

 Based on: Ortiz, D. (2008) DESCRIPTION OF CUBANANA CRISTINAE, A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF THERAPHOSINE TARANTULA (ARANEAE: THERAPHOSIDAE) FROM THE ISLAND OF CUBA. Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, No. 42  : 107–122.

 

 

Monitypic genus Cubanana created by David Ortiz on the base of tarantula spider specimens found in Republic of Cuba.

Cubanana cristinae gen. et sp. nov. was described from eastern Cuba.

Males are characterized by presenting a denticulate subapical keel on the palpal bulbs, a nodule in the retrolateral side of the palpal tibiae and two-branched tibial spurs on legs I.

Both sexes lack stridulating apparatus, possess urticating hairs of types I and III and the retrolateral side of the femora IV covered by a pad of ciliate hairs, in addition to the Theraphosinae synapomorphies.

 

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