Cabello

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For the surname, see Cabello (surname).
Cabello
Cabello.eugeni.lateral.svg
female C. eugeni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Cabello
Levi, 1964[1]
Species: C. eugeni
Binomial name
Cabello eugeni
Levi, 1964[1]

The spider genus Cabello consists of only one species, Cabello eugeni, found in Venezuela.[1] It is a small yellow-white spider, with females 2 mm long, and males 1.6 mm. The eye region is reddish with a dusky median longitudinal band, the sternum whitish, with grey sides. The yellow-white legs have scattered black spots on the anterior face. On the abdomen there are scattered white spots.

Name[edit]

The genus is named after the city Puerto Cabello in Venezuela. The species is named after Eugène Simon, who collected the first specimen in 1888, on a coffee plantation on the north slope of Mt. Silla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Cabello Levi, 1964", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-02-25 
  • Levi, Herbert W. (1964). The Spider Genera Stemmops, Chrosiothes, and the New Genus Cabello from America. Psyche 71: 73-92. PDF.

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