Afropesa is a genus of southern African mygalomorph spiders in the family Entypesidae. It was first described by S. L. Zonstein and D. Ríos-Tamayo in 2021,[2] and it has only been found in South Africa.[1]As of November 2021[update] it contains only three species: A. gauteng, A. schoutedeni, and A. schwendingeri.[1] The type species was originally described under the name “Entypesa schoutedeni.[3]

Genus of spiders

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Entypesidae
Genus: Afropesa
Zonstein & Ríos-Tamayo, 2021[1]
Type species
Entypesa schoutedeni

(Benoit, 1965)
  • Afropesa gautengZonstein & Ríos-Tamayo, 2021
  • Afropesa schoutedeni(Benoit, 1965)
  • Afropesa schwendingeriZonstein & Ríos-Tamayo, 2021

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  1. “Gen. Afropesa Zonstein & Ríos-Tamayo, 2021”. World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2021. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  2. Zonstein, S. L.; Ríos-Tamayo, D. (2021). Afropesa, a new spider genus from South Africa (Araneae: Entypesidae)”. Israel Journal of Entomology. 51: 7–34. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4719052.
  3. Benoit, P. L. G. (1965). “Etudes sur les Dipluridae africains. Le genre Entypesa Simon (Araneae – Orthognatha)”[Studies on African Dipluridae. The genus Entypesa Simon (Araneae – Orthognatha)]. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines (in French). 71: 258–263.

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