Stasimopus mandelai

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Stasimopus mandelai
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Ctenizidae
Genus: Stasimopus
Species: S. mandelai
Binomial name
Stasimopus mandelai
Hendrixson & Bond, 2004[1]

Stasimopus mandelai is a species of ctenizid trapdoor spider (family Ctenizidae) from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This species occurs syntopically with S. schoenlandi and a number of other mygalomorph spiders at the Great Fish River Nature Reserve. The species was named in 2004 by zoologists Brent Hendrixson and Jason Bond "honoring Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and one of the great moral leaders of our time."[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Taxon details Stasimopus mandelai Hendrixson & Bond, 2004". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  2. ^ Hendrixson, Brent E.; Bond, Jason E. (2004). "A new species of Stasimopus from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Ctenizidae), with notes on its natural history" (PDF). Zootaxa. 619: 1–14. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  3. ^ The Times (South Africa) Published:Jul 13, 2008