Taxon details

Idiothele nigrofulva (Pocock, 1898)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-06-15
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Southern Africa
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC/RMCA), Belgium (database excerpt, Feb. 2019); (116016)
  • Syntype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; 1m 1f ( (Gallon, 2010a)
Taxonomic references
Pterinochilus nigrofulvus Pocock, 1898a: 317 (Dmf).
Pterinochilus crassispina Purcell, 1902a: 335 (Dmf).
Idiothele nigrofulvus Hewitt, 1919b: 98, f. 11, 12a, pl. 2, f. 6 (mf).
Harpactirella leleupi Benoit, 1965c: 298, f. 1 (Dj).
Pterinochilus crassispana Smith, 1989a: 13, unnumbered f. (f).
Pterinochilus crassispina Smith, 1990c: 94, f. 491-503 (mf).
Pterinochilus nigrofulvus Smith, 1990c: 100, f. 554-566 (m).
Pterinochilus crassispina Peters, 1998: 90, f. 234-236 (mf).
Pterinochilus nigrofulvus Peters, 1998: 98, f. 267 (m).
Idiothele nigrofulva Gallon, 2002: 223, f. 75-88 (Tmf from Pterinochilus, S).
Idiothele nigrofulva Schmidt, 2003l: 227, f. 713-715 (mf).
Idiothele nigrofulva Gallon, 2004b: 95, f. 1-3 (S).
Idiothele nigrofulva Gallon, 2010a: 41, pl. 19A, 21-22, f. 34-43 (mf).
Idiothele nigrofulva Sherwood, Logunov & Gabriel, 2022: 213, f. 8-12 (m).

Benoit, P. L. G. (1965c). Etudes sur les Barychelidae du Centre Africain (Araneae - Orthognatha) II. - Leptopelmatinae nouveaux. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 71: 297-303. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gallon, R. C. (2002). Revision of the African genera Pterinochilus and Eucratoscelus (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Harpactirinae) with description of two new genera. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 201-232. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gallon, R. C. (2004b). Harpactirella leleupi Benoit, 1965 is a junior synonym of Idiothele nigrofulva (Pocock, 1898) (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Harpactirinae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 95-96. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gallon, R. C. (2010a). On some southern African Harpactirinae, with notes on the eumenophorines Pelinobius muticus Karsch, 1885 and Monocentropella Strand, 1907 (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15(2): 29-48. doi:10.13156/arac.2010.15.2.29 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hewitt, J. (1919b). Descriptions of new South African Araneae and Solifugae. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 6: 63-111. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peters, H.-J. (1998). Tarantulas of the world: Afrika's Vogelspinnen. Published by the author, 122 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1898a). On the Arachnida taken in the Transvaal and in Nyasaland by Mr W. L. Distant and Dr Percy Rendall. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 1(4): 308-321. doi:10.1080/00222939808677978 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Purcell, W. F. (1902a). On the South African Theraphosidae or "Baviaan" spiders, in the collection of the South African Museum. Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 11: 319-347. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Sherwood, D., Logunov, D. V. & Gabriel, R. (2022). An annotated catalogue of the theraphosid spiders held in the collections of the Manchester Museum (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Arachnology 19(Special Issue): 209-219. doi:10.13156/arac.2022.19.sp1.209 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, A. M. (1989a). How to use the spermathecae as a taxonomic tool in theraphosid identification. British Tarantula Society Journal 4(3): 10-14. [reprinted in Spider Club News 5(1): 4-7] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, A. M. (1990c). Baboon spiders: Tarantulas of Africa and the Middle East. Fitzgerald Publishing, London, pp. 1-142. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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2022-06-15 New taxonomic reference entry Sherwood, Logunov & Gabriel, 2022 n/a