Taxon details

Poecilotheria subfusca Pocock, 1895

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Sri Lanka
Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany (data base search of type material, 11.01.2019); Poecilotheria uniformis Strand, 1913, 2 f, 2 m (2683-84)
Taxonomic references
Scurria fasciata Ausserer, 1871a: 199, pl. 1, f. 8 (m, misidentified).
Poecilotheria subfusca Pocock, 1895a: 171 (Dmf).
Poecilotheria uniformis Strand, 1913d: 115 (Dm) [].
Poecilotheria bara Chamberlin, 1917: 71 (Df).
Poecilotheria subfusca Kirk, 1996: 21 (S).
Poecilotheria subfusca Schmidt, 2003l: 245, f.; 802 (f).
Poecilotheria subfusca Gabriel, Gallon & Smith, 2013: 106, f. 8-10 (S).

Ausserer, A. (1871a). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Arachniden-Familie der Territelariae Thorell (Mygalidae Autor). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 21: 117-224, pl. I. [incl. unpubl. manuscript by Doleschall] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. (1917). New spiders of the family Aviculariidae. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 61: 25-75. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gabriel, R., Gallon, R. & Smith, A. (2013). The revised taxonomical status of some Poecilotheria species Simon 1885 (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Journal of the British Tarantula Society 28: 103-110. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kirk, P. J. (1996). A new species of Poecilotheria (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Sri Lanka. British Tarantula Society Journal 12: 20-30. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1895a). On a new and natural grouping of some of the Oriental genera of Mygalomorphae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 15(86): 165-184, pl. 10. doi:10.1080/00222939508677863 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Strand, E. (1913d). Neue indoaustralische und polynesische Spinnen des Senckenbergischen Museums. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 79(A6): 113-123. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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