Taxon details

Sericopelma angustum (Valerio, 1980)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: f
  • Last updated: 2015-11-06
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Costa Rica
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Brachypelma angusta Valerio, 1980a: 269, f. 19 (Df).
Brachypelma angustum Schmidt, 1992a: 10, f. 8 (Tf from Euathlus).
Brachypelma angustum Schmidt, 1993d: 82, f. 192 (f; probably misidentified per Gabriel & Longhorn, 2015: 81).
Brachypelma angustum Schmidt, 1997g: 19, f. 197 (f).
Brachypelma angustum Peters, 2000a: 63, f. 201 (f).
Brachypelma angustum Peters, 2003: 107, f. 424 (f).
Brachypelma angustum Schmidt, 2003l: 152, f. 272 (f).
Sericopelma angustum Gabriel & Longhorn, 2015: 81, 6-11 (Tf from Brachypelma).

Gabriel, R. & Longhorn, S. J. (2015). Revised generic placement of Brachypelma embrithes (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936) and Brachypelma angustum Valerio, 1980, with definition of the taxonomic features for identification of female Sericopelma Ausserer, 1875 (Araneae, Theraphosidae). ZooKeys 526: 75-104. doi:10.3897/zookeys.526.6315 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peters, H.-J. (2000a). Tarantulas of the world: Kleiner Atlas der Vogelspinnen - Band 1. Published by the author, 148 pp. 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. (1992a). Brachypelma Simon 1890 oder Euathlus Ausserer 1875? (Araneida: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae). Arachnologischer Anzeiger 3(1): 9-11. 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. (2003l). Die Vogelspinnen: Eine weltweite Übersicht. Neue Brehm-Bücherei, Hohenwarsleben, 383 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Valerio, C. E. (1980a). Arañas terafosidas de Costa Rica (Araneae, Theraphosidae). I. Sericopelma y Brachypelma. Brenesia 18: 259-288. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2015-11-06 New taxonomic reference entry Gabriel & Longhorn, 2015 n/a
2015-11-06 Species transferred to new genus Gabriel & Longhorn, 2015 Species transferred from Brachypelma to Sericopelma