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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2013, Article ID 590809, 13 pages
Research Article

A New Species of Tarantula Spider in the Genus Lyrognathus Pocock 1895 (Araneae, Theraphosidae) from Sumatra

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Received 30 January 2013; Accepted 15 March 2013

Academic Editors: B. Crother, S. Fattorini, L. Kaczmarek, and C.-F. Weng

Copyright © 2013 Steven C. Nunn and Rick C. West. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new species is described in the tarantula genus Lyrognathus Pocock 1895, being the first record of this taxon from Sumatra, Indonesia. Lyrognathus giannisposatoi sp. nov. is also unique in its habitat selection, being the first confirmed lowland species from this genus. A new key to Lyrognathus species is provided, and a biogeography of the group is briefly discussed.