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A new species of Stasimopus from the eastern Cape Province of South Africa (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Ctenizidae), with notes on its natural history

East Carolina University, Department of Biology, Howell Science Complex N211, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
East Carolina University, Department of Biology, Howell Science Complex N211, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Araneae trapdoor spiders Ctenizidae Stasimopus new species taxonomy South Africa

Abstract

A new species of ctenizid trapdoor spider is described, Stasimopus mandelai sp. nov., from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This species occurs syntopically with S. schoenlandi Pocock and a number of other mygalomorph spiders at the Great Fish River Nature Reserve. Illustrations, photographs, and additional notes on burrow architecture and general natural history are provided.

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