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Selenocosmiinae sp. Biru is now known as...

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by antinous, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    Birupes simoroxigorum, interesting new genus name. Points go to whoever can pronounce the species name. More can be read if you are a BTS member (which I am not). If anybody has a copy and can report back on it, that would be great.
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  2. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnoknight Active Member

    Sim-uh-rocks-ig-or-uhm? o_O I think the x makes it looks like some space age spider.
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  3. I like it
  4. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Saw this a few hours ago but was too paranoid to share.. :sorry:
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  5. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

  6. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Ah, lol. Last couple times I shared new things from facebook there were already threads on them
  7. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnolord Active Member

    Sai-more-row-chi-gore-rum. Did I get it right?
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  8. creepa

    creepa Arachnoknight

  9. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    i thought that was going to be in the next issue...

    I have a BTS membership but a quick look through the pictures of the most recent one i can download (because i cant read fast) did not reveal anything about sp. biru.
  10. creepa

    creepa Arachnoknight

    Paper is fact..., facebook not.:banghead:
  11. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    Neither one is necessarily fact... Both have the possibility to be either accurate or inaccurate. (Though a scientific paper is probably more reliable on average :p )
  12. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter


    I've probably butchered the hell out of that :hilarious::dead:
  13. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    For the pronunciation of the scientific names I can't figure out how to pronounce, I use Google Translate. Translate from = Latin; Translate to = English, then click the little speaker icon for the English version to hear it. Google Translate is quite accurate considering the loose rules of how to pronounce organism scientific names.
  14. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Gabriel, Ray & Sherwood, Danniella. (2019). A new genus and species of theraphosid spider from Sarawak, Borneo (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Journal of the British Tarantula Society 34(1): 19-34.

    Abstract: A new genus and species of the subfamily Selenocosmiinae Simon, 1892 are described from Sarawak, Borneo: Birupes simoroxigorum gen. et sp. nov. with discussion on the use of palpal bulb, spermathecae and stridulatory organ morphology in selenocosmiine systematics.

    As for the pronunciation of the species name, @Rigor Mortis seems to have it right. According to the paper, the species name is a combination of the names of the collectors' children: Simon, Roxanne, and Igor.
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