Taxon details

Poecilotheria srilankensis Nanayakkara, Ganehiarachi, Kusuminda, Vishvanath, Karunaratne & Kirk, 2020

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-01-15
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Sri Lanka
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: National Wildlife Research and Training Centre (NWRTC), Girithale, Sri Lanka; f (SP002) (Nanayakkara et al., 2020)
  • Paratype: National Wildlife Research and Training Centre (NWRTC), Girithale, Sri Lanka; m (SP003) (Nanayakkara et al., 2020)
Taxonomic references
Poecilotheria srilankensis Nanayakkara et al., 2020: 4, f. 1, 2a-c, 3a-b, 4-11, 12a-b, 13 (Dmf).

Nanayakkara, R. P., Ganehiarachi, G. A. S. M., Kusuminda, T., Vishvanath, N., Karunaratne, M. K. & Kirk, P. (2020). A new species of Tiger spider in the genus Poecilotheria Pocock, 1899 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 34(3, 2019): 3-17. [publ. in Jan. 2020] download pdf -- Show included taxa

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CITES (2020). Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, with appendices of protected species. Retrieved February 9, 2020 from

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Date Type Reference Detail
2020-01-15 New taxonomic reference entry Nanayakkara et al., 2020 n/a
2020-01-15 New species inserted Nanayakkara et al., 2020 n/a