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Gen. Aphonopelma Pocock , 1901 [ ]
N.B.: Removed from the synonymy of Eurypelma C. L. Koch, 1850 by Chamberlin, 1940a: 4. Considered a junior synonym of Rhechostica Simon, 1892 (which was suppressed by ICZN Opinion 1637) and a senior synonym of Dugesiella Pocock, 1901, Delopelma Petrunkevitch, 1939b: 567, type Eurypelma marxi Simon, 1890 (considered a subgenus of Aphonopelma by Chamberlin, 1940a: 26), Chaunopelma Chamberlin, 1940a: 30, type Delopelma radinum Chamberlin & Ivie, 1939, Clavopelma Chamberlin, 1940a: 30, type Eurypelma tamaulipecum Chamberlin, 1937 (S rejected, see below), and Gosipelma Chamberlin, 1940a: 21, type G. angusi Chamberlin, 1940 (described as a subgenus of Aphonopelma but provisionally considered an independent genus by Brignoli, 1983c: 137) by Raven, 1985a: 149. Not a senior synonym of Pterinopelma Pocock, 1901 (Pérez-Miles, 1992: 28, contra Raven, 1985). Considered a senior synonym of Apachepelma Smith, 1995: 45, type Aphonopelma paloma Prentice, 1993 by Prentice, 1997: 147. Not a senior synonym of Clavopelma Chamberlin, 1940 (Prentice, 1997: 148) or Pterinopelma Pocock, 1901 (Bertani, Nagahama & Fukushima, 2011: 3). Recovered as polyphyletic by Turner et al., 2018: 99.
Status: accepted
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Pocock, R. I. (1901c). Some new and old genera of South American Avicularidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 8: 540-555. download pdf

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