Family: Theraphosidae Thorell, 1869 []
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N.B.: for the year of description (1869 vs. 1870) see Sherwood et al., 2021: 396, Breitling, 2021b published a different opinion; 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 the Theraphosidae (Guadanucci, 2014: 514) as well as Psalistops (Mori & Bertani, 2020: 37), so in fact Trichopelmatinae is now transferred to Theraphosidae; the monophyly of Theraphosidae and of the most recognized theraphosid subfamilies was confirmed by Lüddecke et al., 2018 and by Foley et al., 2019.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2024-04-07
Described in
Thorell, 1869: 29
Number of valid genera: 167
Number of valid species: 1100

Thorell, T. (1869). On European spiders. Review of the European genera of spiders, preceded by some observations on zoological nomenclature [first part]. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis (3) 7(I, 5): 1-108. [incl. pp. 109-242 from 1870] download pdf

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