Palystes kreutzmanni

Jäger & Kunz, 2010

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Palystes kreutzmanni
Palystes kreutzmanni. [image N. Larsen ©]

Distribution and habitat

Collected from near Kleinmond in the Western Cape, in fynbos.


Makes a retreat between apical leaves of Leucadendron shrubs

Derivation of name

"In honour of Mr Jürgen Kreutzmann for supporting the systematic research, description of biodiversity and nature conservation in South Africa" (Jäger & Kunz, 2010).


  • Jäger P, Kunz D. 2010. Palystes kreutzmanni spec. nov. — a new huntsman spider species from fynbos vegetation in Western Cape Province, South Africa (Araneae: Sparassidae: Palystinae). Zookeys 67: 1–9. pdf

Text by Norman Larsen ©

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