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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