Taxon details

Aphonopelma marxi (Simon, 1891)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-08-21
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: USA
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Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
Taxonomic references
Eurypelma marxi Simon, 1891f: 324 (Dm).
Eurypelma marxi Petrunkevitch, 1929a: 517, pl. 1, f. 13 (m).
Eurypelma marxi Gertsch, 1935a: 4 (Df).
Delopelma marxi Petrunkevitch, 1939a: 252.
Delopelma marxi Petrunkevitch, 1939b: 568.
Delopelma simulatum Chamberlin & Ivie, 1939b: 8 (Dm) [].
Aphonopelma behlei Chamberlin, 1940a: 26 (Dmf) [].
Aphonopelma behlei Smith, 1995: 76, f. 142-150 (m).
Aphonopelma marxi Smith, 1995: 119 (T from Eurypelma = Avicularia).
Aphonopelma simulatum Smith, 1995: 144, f. 717-724 (m).
Aphonopelma vogeli Smith, 1995: 154, f. 813-821 (Dm; N.B.: patronym for Beatrice Vogel) [].
Aphonopelma marxi Prentice, 1997: 147 (S of Aphonopelma simulatum).
Aphonopelma marxi Hamilton, Hendrixson & Bond, 2016: 205, f. 88, 89A-I, 90A-E, 91A-E (mf, S of Aphonopelma behlei and A. vogelae).
Aphonopelma marxi Sherwood, 2019b: 576, f. 6, 12 (m, ocular tubercle, labium).

Chamberlin, R. V. (1940a). New American tarantulas of the family Aviculariidae. Bulletin of the University of Utah 30(13): 1-39. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1939b). New tarantulas from the southwestern states. Bulletin of the University of Utah 29(11): 1-17. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gertsch, W. J. (1935a). Spiders from the southwestern United States. American Museum Novitates 792: 1-31. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hamilton, C. A., Hendrixson, B. E. & Bond, J. E. (2016). Taxonomic revision of the tarantula genus Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) within the United States. ZooKeys 560: 1-340. [Supplementary material] doi:10.3897/zookeys.560.6264 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1929a). Descriptions of new or inadequately known American spiders (second paper). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 22(3): 511-524, pl. 1. doi:10.1093/aesa/22.3.511 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1939a). Catalogue of American spiders. Part one. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 33: 133-338. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1939b). The status of the genus Eurypelma (order Araneae, family Theraphosidae). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11) 4(24): 561-568. doi:10.1080/00222933908655402 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prentice, T. R. (1997). Theraphosidae of the Mojave Desert west and north of the Colorado River (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae). Journal of Arachnology 25(2): 137-176. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sherwood, D. (2019b). Aphonopelma braunshausenii Tesmoingt, 1996 is a nomen dubium, with review of some historic morphological characters ineffective at species delineation (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Zootaxa 4657(3): 573-580. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4657.3.9 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1891f). Liste des espéces de la famille des Aviculariidae qui habitent le Mexique et l'Amérique du Nord. Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 44(1890): 307-339. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, A. M. (1995). Tarantula Spiders: Tarantulas of the U.S.A. and Mexico. Fitzgerald Publishing, London, 196 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2019-08-21 New taxonomic reference entry Sherwood, 2019b n/a
2016-03-10 New taxonomic reference entry Hamilton, Hendrixson & Bond, 2016 n/a
2016-03-10 Species synonymy Hamilton, Hendrixson & Bond, 2016 Aphonopelma vogelae synonymized with Aphonopelma marxi
2016-03-10 Species synonymy Hamilton, Hendrixson & Bond, 2016 Aphonopelma behlei synonymized with Aphonopelma marxi