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16 December 2019 Curanahuel aconcagua, a new genus and species of sun-spider (Solifugae: Mummuciidae) from the Cuyan High Andean biogeographic province of Argentina
Ricardo Botero-Trujillo, Susana Lagos-Silnik, Florencia Fernández-Campón
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Abstract

A new genus and species in the South American sun-spider family Mummuciidae, Curanahuel aconcagua gen. nov., sp. nov., is herein described from Argentina. The new genus is known from two localities in the provinces of Mendoza and San Juan, both located within the Cuyan High Andean biogeographic province. Among other features, this genus can be readily distinguished from other mummuciid genera by the very distinctive ctenidia on the third post-genital sternite, which are exceptionally thick in the male and also notably thick in the female.

Ricardo Botero-Trujillo, Susana Lagos-Silnik, and Florencia Fernández-Campón "Curanahuel aconcagua, a new genus and species of sun-spider (Solifugae: Mummuciidae) from the Cuyan High Andean biogeographic province of Argentina," The Journal of Arachnology 47(3), 351-359, (16 December 2019). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202-47.3.351
Received: 18 February 2019; Published: 16 December 2019
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Andean region
Quebrada de Horcones
solifuges
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