Family: Theraphosidae Thorell, 1869 []
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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: 2018-02-26
Described in
Thorell, 1869: 25
Number of valid genera: 144
Number of valid species: 967

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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