Taxon details

Cyriocosmus elegans (Simon, 1889)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago
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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
  • Syntype: Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel (NMB), Switzerland (database search of type material, 08.04.2019); Cyriocosmus semifasciatus Mello-Leitão, 1939, 2 m (NMB-ARAN-01257 b, c)
  • Syntype: Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ), Brazil (database excerpt, August 2019); Pseudhomoeomma fasciatum Mello-Leitão, 1930, (13251); 1 m 1 f (destroyed by the fire 2018)
Taxonomic references
Hapalopus elegans Simon, 1889m: 210 (Df).
Cyriocosmus elegans Simon, 1903a: 929.
Erythropoicila plana Fischel, 1927: 72, f. 13-15 (Dm) [].
Cyriocosmus semifasciatus Mello-Leitão, 1939e: 46 (Dm) [].
Cyriocosmus elegans Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1945: 181, pl. VIII (Dm).
Cyriocosmus elegans Schenkel, 1953a: 3, f. 3a-c (m).
Chaetorrhombus semifasciatus Bücherl, Timotheo & Lucas, 1971: 126, f. 42-43 (f, T from Cyriocosmus, rejected).
Cyriocosmus elegans Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1973b: 67, f. 9-15 (f, S of Cyriocosmus semifasciatus).
Cyriocosmus elegans Pérez-Miles, 1998b: 100 (S of Cyriocosmus planus).
Cyriocosmus elegans Bertani, 2000: 30, f. 17-18 (m).
Cyriocosmus elegans Peters, 2003: 157, f. 627-628, 630 (mf).
Cyriocosmus elegans Schmidt, 2003l: 158, f. 322-324 (mf).
Cyriocosmus elegans Fukushima, Bertani & Silva, 2005: 9, f. 7-8, 27, 37, 43 (mf).
Cyriocosmus elegans Fukushima, Nagahama & Bertani, 2008: 408, f. 11 (m).

Bertani, R. (2000). Male palpal bulbs and homologous features in Theraphosinae (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Journal of Arachnology 28: 29-42. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bücherl, W., Timotheo da Costa, A. & Lucas, S. (1971). Revisão de alguns tipos de aranhas caranguejeiras (Orthognatha) estabelecidos por Cândido de Mello-Leitão e depositados no Museu Nacional do Rio. Memórias do Instituto Butantan 35: 117-138. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fischel, W. (1927). Über südamerikanische Aviculariiden. Zoologischer Anzeiger 74: 59-74. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fukushima, C. S., Bertani, R. & Silva Jr., P. I. da (2005). Revision of Cyriocosmus Simon, 1903, with notes on the genus Hapalopus Ausserer, 1875 (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Zootaxa 846: 1-31. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.846.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fukushima, C. S., Nagahama, R. H. & Bertani, R. (2008). The identity of Mygale brunnipes C.L. Koch 1842 (Araneae, Theraphosidae), with a redescription of the species and the description of a new genus. Journal of Arachnology 36: 402-410. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mello-Leitão, C. F. de (1939e). Araignées américaines du Musee d'histoire naturelle de Bâle. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 46(2): 43-93. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.117928 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pérez-Miles, F. (1998b). Revision and phylogenetic analysis of the neotropical genus Cyriocosmus Simon, 1903 (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11(3): 95-103. 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

Schenkel, E. (1953a). Bericht über einige Spinnentiere aus Venezuela. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 64: 1-57. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schiapelli, R. D. & Gerschman, B. S. (1945). Parte descriptiva. In: Vellard, J., R. D. Schiapelli & B. S. Gerschman (eds.) Arañas sudamericanas colleccionadas por el Doctor J. Vellard. I. Theraphosidae nuevas o poco conocidas. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 3, 165-213. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schiapelli, R. D. & Gerschman de P., B. S. (1973b). Género Cyriocosmus Simon 1903 (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Physis, Revista de la Sociedad Argentina de Ciencias Naturales (C) 32: 61-70. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Simon, E. (1889m). Voyage de M. E. Simon au Venezuela (Décembre 1887–Avril 1888). 4e Mémoire. Arachnides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (6) 9: 169-220, pl. 12-13. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1903a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 669-1080. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

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