Taxon details

Avicularia purpurea Kirk, 1990

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2017-03-07
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
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Taxonomic references
Avicularia purpurea Kirk, 1990: 15, f. 1-4 (Df).
Avicularia purpurea Peters, 2003: 93, f. 377 (f).
Avicularia purpurea Schmidt, 2003l: 202, f. 580 (f).
Avicularia purpurea Bullmer, Thierer-Lutz & Schmidt, 2006: 7, f. 16-19 (mf).
Avicularia purpurea Fukushima & Bertani, 2017: 98, f. 154-171, 304 (mf).

Bullmer, M., Thierer-Lutz, M. & Schmidt, G. (2006). Avicularia hirschii sp. n. (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Aviculariinae), eine neue Vogelspinnenart aus Ekuador. Tarantulas of the World 124: 3-17. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fukushima, C. S. & Bertani, R. (2017). Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of Avicularia Lamarck, 1818 (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae) with description of three new aviculariine genera. ZooKeys 659: 1-185, Suppl. 1-5. doi:10.3897/zookeys.659.10717 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kirk, P. (1990). Avicularia purpurea, a new species of theraphosid spider from Ecuador. British Tarantula Society Journal 6(1): 15-19. 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

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

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2017-03-07 New taxonomic reference entry Fukushima & Bertani, 2017 n/a
2017-03-07 Species distribution update Fukushima & Bertani, 2017 n/a (Old value)