Family: Theraphosidae Thorell, 1869 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0010]
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N.B.: Raven, 1994: 333 considered the Trichopelmatinae (genera Trichopelma and Psalistops) to belong to the Theraphosidae rather than to Barychelidae, but has not provided a phylogenetic argument for this change; Trichopelma was finally transferred to Theraphosidae by Guadanucci, 2014: 514. The monphyly of Theraphosidae and of the most recognized theraphosid subfamilies was confirmed by Lüddecke et al., 2018.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2018-12-05
Described in
Thorell, 1869: 25
Counts
Number of valid genera: 146
Number of valid species: 992
Reference

Thorell, T. (1869). On European spiders. Part I. Review of the European genera of spiders, preceded by some observations on zoological nomenclature. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis (3) 7: 1-108. download pdf

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