New endemic spider discovered on St. Barthelemy

12 January 2012 | News story

A new species of Ammotrechella beatriceae or St Barth Sunspider has been discovered by Karl Questel, a ranger of the Nature Reserve of St Barthelemy. This species is endemic to St Barthelemy, the French overseas territory in the Caribbean.

Scientific name: Ammotrechella beatriceae (Teruel & Questel, 2011);
English name: St Barth Sunspider.

Congratulations to Karl and welcome Ammotrechella beatriceae!

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