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  • Title
    Robust Trapdoor Tarantula Haploclastus validus Pocock, 1899: notes on taxonomy, distribution and natural history (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Thrigmopoeinae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Haploclastus is endemic to India and is represented by six species. One of the species H. validus Pocock, 1899 was described from Matheran and has remained poorly known in terms of its natural history and distribution. During recent surveys the species was for the first time found again since its description nearly 110 years ago. Based on the new material collected it is redescribed and data on its natural history and distribution are added. It is the first record of an Indian theraphosid spider, which closes its burrow with a trapdoor.
    Attribution
    Mirza Z.A., Sanap R.V., Siliwal M. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(3) pp. 2109-2119; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2627.2109-19
  • Title
    Redescription, distribution and status of the Karwar Large Burrowing Spider Thrigmopoeus truculent us Pocock, 1899 (Araneae: Theraphosidae), a Western Ghats endemic ground mygalomorph
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Thrigmopoeus is endemic to the Western Ghats of India, and is so far represented by two species: Thrigmopoeus truculentus Pocock, 1899 and T. insignis Pocock, 1899. The distribution of T. truculentus was considered to be restricted to its type locality until a few populations were identified in other places. In this paper we provide detail morphometry and characters used in modern-day taxonomy to redescribe the female of T. truculentus, with additional notes on its distribution, range extension, burrow and habitat.
    Attribution
    Siliwal M., Molur S. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(1) pp. 331-339; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1733.331-9