Brachypelma annitha Tesmoingt, Cleton & Verdez, 1997
original description of Brachypelma
annitha sp. nov. and Brachypelma hamorii sp. nov. there is missing a locality designation of
all type specimens and variations of somatic characters used for comparative
analysis in both species (e.g. the cephalothorax and the patellae coloration, the
shape of cephalothorax, the ocular tubercle and foveal groove, the shape of labial
and maxillary cuspules, the sternal arrangement of sigilla, the shape of spermathecae, the
spination of palpal tibiae and metatarsi IV). Various population, but also
various specimens inside the population can vary in many characters.
new Brachypelma species of uncertain taxonomical position belong to the group of Brachyplema
smithi (Cambridge, 1897).
Both new Brachypelma species of uncertain taxonomical position belong to the group of Brachyplema smithi (Cambridge, 1897).
The citation from the original description:
"Both species, B. annitha and B. hamorii, show an obvious morphological differences with B. smithi. The spermathecae and male copulatory organs are a subject of disscusion. If the spermathecae of B. hamorii differs from B. smithi, spermathecae of B. annitha differs less from B. smithi. On the other hand these differences are inverse in the case of male copulatory organs and tibial apophyses. If the bulbs and tibial apophyses of B. annitha differ from B. smithi, so these characters of B. hamorii are analogical to B. smithi and is presumed that B. hamorii is sub-species of B. smithi." (Tesmoingt, Cleton & Verdez, 1997)
/ MATERIAL AND METHODS:
For systematic comparative analysis and descriptions were used:
4x ecdysis of B. annitha, 1x male in alcohol, 1x female in alcohol
2x ecdysis of B. hamorii (one female
died during the moulting, parasites), 1x male in alcohol
2x ecdysisof B. boehmei
1x ecdysis of B. emilia
1x ecdysis of B. auratum
2x ecdysis of B. smithi, 1x male" (Tesmoingt, Cleton & Verdez, 1997)
(from French translated by R. Kaderka & J. Matušková, 2005)