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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Abstract

BRESCOVIT, Antônio D.  and  VON EICKSTEDT, Vera R.D.. Ocurrence of Cupiennius Simon in South America and redescription of Cupiennius celerrimus Simon (Araneae, Ctenidae ). Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 1995, vol.12, n.3, pp. 641-646. ISSN 0101-8175.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751995000300019.

The ocurrence of Cupiennius Simon. 1891 restricted to Central America, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, is now confirmed to South America and the geographical distribution of C. celerrimus is extended to Venezuela and north and northeaster regions of Brazil. A redescription of C. celerrimus is given based on specimens from the type locality and adjacent localities.

Keywords : Araneae; Ctenidae; Cupiennius; spider; taxonomy.

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