Taxon details

Acanthoscurria geniculata (C. L. Koch, 1841)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-09-30
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Brazil
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany; m (2055) (Gabriel, 2020a)
  • Holotype: Museu de Zoologia da ‘Luiz de Queiroz’ (MZLQ), Piracicaba, Brazil [collection now in IBSP?]; m (A0092) of Acanthoscurria transamazonica (Paschoal & Barros, 1983)
Taxonomic references
Mygale geniculata C. L. Koch, 1841a: vol. 9: 43, pl. 302, f. 718 (Dm).
Scurria geniculata C. L. Koch, 1850: 74.
Acanthoscurria geniculata Ausserer, 1871a: 206, pl. 1, f. 10 (m).
Acanthoscurria geniculata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1896: 737, pl. 34, f. 17 (Df).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Bücherl, 1957: 397, f. 63 (m).
Acanthoscurria transamazonica Piza, 1972a: 99, 1 fig. (Dm) [].
Acanthoscurria geniculata Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1979: 293, f. 15-16 (f).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Schmidt, 1986: 54, f. 76 (m).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Schmidt, 1993d: 76, f. 155-156 (mf).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Pérez-Miles et al., 1996: 41, f. 3-4, 6 (m).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Schmidt, 1997g: 17, f. 93, 98 (mf).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Schmidt, 1998e: 2, f. 1 (f).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Bertani, 2001: 325, f. 45-47 (mf).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Peters, 2003: 20, f. 59-61 (mf).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Schmidt, 2003l: 128, 142, f. 130, 245 (mf).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Paula et al., 2014: 64, f. 1-13 (mf, S).
Acanthoscurria geniculata Gargiulo, Brescovit & Lucas, 2018: 7, f. 1A-F (mf).
Acanthoscurria geniculata von Wirth & Hildebrandt, 2022: 39, f. 8-9 (m).

Ausserer, A. (1871a). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Arachniden-Familie der Territelariae Thorell (Mygalidae Autor). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 21: 117-224, pl. 1. [incl. unpubl. manuscript by Doleschall] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bertani, R. (2001). Revision, cladistic analysis, and zoogeography of Vitalius, Nhandu, and Proshapalopus; with notes on other theraphosine genera (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Arquivos de Zoologia 36: 265-356. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bücherl, W. (1957). Sôbre a importância dos bulbos copuladores e das apófises tibiais dos machos na sistemática das aranhas caranguejeiras (Orthognatha). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 29: 377-416. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gargiulo, F. de F., Brescovit, A. D. & Lucas, S. M. (2018). Umbyquyra gen. nov., a new tarantula spider genus from the Neotropical region (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae), with a description of eight new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 457: 1-50. doi:10.5852/ejt.2018.457 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1841a). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Achter Band, pp. 41-131, pl. 265-288 (f. 621-694); Neunter Band, pp. 1-56, pl. 289-306 (f. 695-726). doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1850). Übersicht des Arachnidensystems. Heft 5. J. L. Lotzbeck, Nürnberg, 77 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.39561 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Paula, F. dos S., Gabriel, R., Indicatti, R. P., Brescovit, A. D. & Lucas, S. M. (2014). On the Brazilian Amazonian species of Acanthoscurria (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Zoologia (Curitiba) 31(1): 63-80. doi:10.1590/S1984-46702014000100008 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pérez-Miles, F., Lucas, S. M., Silva Jr., P. I. da & Bertani, R. (1996). Systematic revision and cladistic analysis of Theraphosinae (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Mygalomorph 1: 33-68. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peters, H.-J. (2003). Tarantulas of the world: Amerika's Vogelspinnen. Published by the author, Wegberg, Germany, 328 pp. [Longhorn & Gabriel, 2019: 109: "We consider much of the information in Peters (2003) as erroneous"] download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. (1896). On the Theraphosidae of the lower Amazons: being an account of the new genera and species of this group of spiders discovered during the expedition of the steamship "Faraday" up the river Amazons. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 64(3): 716-766, pl. 33-35. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1896.tb03076.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Piza Jr., S. de T. (1972a). A primeira aranha Theraphosidae descrita da Transamazônica. Revista de Agricultura, Piracicaba 47: 99-101. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schiapelli, R. D. & Gerschman de P., B. S. (1979). Las arañas de la subfamilia Theraphosinae (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Ent.) 5: 287-300. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (1986). Vogelspinnen: Lebensweise, Bestimmungsschlüssel, Haltung und Zucht. Albrecht Philler, Minden, 126 p. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (1993d). Vogelspinnen: Vorkommen, Lebensweise, Haltung und Zucht, mit Bestimmungsschlüsseln für alle Gattungen, Vierte Auflage. Landbuch, Hannover, 151 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (1997g). Bestimmungsschlüssel für die Gattungen der Unterfamilie Theraphosinae (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Arachnologisches Magazin 3(Sonderausgabe): 1-27. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (1998e). Ein rätselhafter Doppelgänger von Acanthoscurria geniculata (C. L. Koch, 1841) (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae). Arachnologisches Magazin 6(6/7): 2-4. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (2003l). Die Vogelspinnen: Eine weltweite Übersicht. Neue Brehm-Bücherei, Hohenwarsleben, 383 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wirth, V. von & Hildebrandt, K. (2022). Bleaching of taxonomically important body structures in spiders using the example of tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Journal of the British Tarantula Society 37(1): 34-41. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-09-30 New taxonomic reference entry von Wirth & Hildebrandt, 2022 n/a
2018-09-10 New taxonomic reference entry Gargiulo, Brescovit & Lucas, 2018 n/a
2014-09-14 New taxonomic reference entry Paula et al., 2014 n/a
2014-09-14 Species synonymy Paula et al., 2014 Acanthoscurria transamazonica synonymized with Acanthoscurria geniculata