Pterinopelma sazimai is a species of tarantula (family Theraphosidae). It is known as the Brazilian blue or Sazima's tarantula. Iridescent blue in color, P. sazimai is native to an ecological island within the Chapada Diamantina National Park in Bahia, Brazil. In 2012, it became the first Brazilian species to appear on the International Institute for Species Exploration's Top 10 New Species list. The specific epithetsazimai honors Ivan Sazima, a Brazilian zoologist who was the first to collect exemplars of the species.
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