Annandaliella travancorica

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Annandaliella travancorica
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Annandaliella
Species: A. travancorica
Binomial name
Annandaliella travancorica
Hirst, 1909[1]

Annandaliella travancorica is a species of tarantula spider found in the Western Ghats of India.[2] It was the first of three members of the genus Annandaliella to be described, therefore the type species.[3]

Characteristics[edit]

Annandaliella travancorica lacks a tibial comb or any setae on the distal end of the tibia of the first leg. The male lacks any stridulating hairs on the inside of the chelicerae. The female, however, has a stridulatory organ. The male's coxae, femur, metatarsi, tarsi and carapace have a matt of white hairs. The legs are reddish-brown and the cephalothorax has different shades of brown and the abdomen has yellow-brown hairs and long red-brown and golden-brown hairs. It is about 20mm long.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taxon details Annandaliella travancorica Hirst, 1909". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b Sunil, J.K. & Prasanth, M.T. (2015). "New information on Annandaliella travancorica Hirst, 1909 from Western Ghats of India (Araneae: Theraphosidae)". Munis Entomology and Zoology. 10 (1): 188–193. 
  3. ^ "Gen. Annandaliella Hirst, 1909", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-01-13 
  4. ^ Gravely, F. H. (1935a). Notes on Indian mygalomorph spiders. II. Records of the Indian Museum, Calcutta 37: p. 78. Retrieved February 7, 2016.