Family: Theraphosidae Thorell,1869 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0010] Back

Gen. Harpactirella Purcell , 1902 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:00231 ]
N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Luphocemus Denis, 1960c: 186, type L. insidiosus Denis, 1960 by Benoit, 1965c: 297; transferred here from the Barychelidae by Raven, 1985a: 112 (that transfer was not accepted by Charpentier, 1993: 5, who nevertheless identified no close relatives of the genus among the known barychelids); not a senior synonym of Ashantia Strand, 1908 (Gallon, 2005d: 199, contra Raven, 1985a: 112).
Status: accepted
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Purcell, 1902a
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12accepted
Reference

Purcell, W. F. (1902a). On the South African Theraphosidae or "Baviaan" spiders, in the collection of the South African Museum. Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 11: 319-347. download pdf

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