Occurrence and redescription of Sipalolasma arthrapophysis (Gravely, 1915)(Araneae: Barychelidae: Barychelinae) from India

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S.M.M. Javed
R.J. Raven
F. Tampal
K.T. Rao

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During a recent biodiversity survey a rare Brush-footed trapdoor spider, Sipalolasma arthrapophysis (Gravely, 1915) was recorded from the State of Andhra Pradesh, India for the first time and the second record from India. A detailed description with photographs and illustrations of the male is provided

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Javed, S., Raven, R., Tampal, F. and Rao, K. 2010. Occurrence and redescription of Sipalolasma arthrapophysis (Gravely, 1915)(Araneae: Barychelidae: Barychelinae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2, 5 (May 2010), 867–875. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2387.867-75.
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S.M.M. Javed

Mr. S.M. Maqsood Javed is a Senior Field Researcher-cum-Education Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Andhra Pradesh State Office, Hyderabad. His interest lies in biodiversity studies with special emphasis on arachnofauna and herpetofauna.

R.J. Raven

Dr. Robert J. Raven is a Senior Curator (Arachnida) & Head, Terrestrial Biodiversity, Queensland Museum, Australia. He is working on Australian tarantulas and racing stripe spiders (family Miturgidae) and is the world authority on tarantula and trapdoor spiders. He has described new species world-wide, including 300+ new Australian species.

F. Tampal

Ms. Farida Tampal is State Director of the Andhra Pradesh State Office of World Wide Fund for Nature – India, Hyderabad. She is interested in understanding the biodiversity of the Eastern Ghats with special emphasis on arachnofauna and herpetofauna.

K.T. Rao

Mr. K. Thulsi Rao is Assistant Conservator of Forests, Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve. He is the head of the Ecological Research and Monitoring Laboratories (ERM Labs), Sundipenta, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. He is having immense experience and knowledge on biodiversity of different landscapes with special reference to the Eastern Ghats of India.

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