Taxon details

Vitalius vellutinus (Mello-Leitão, 1923)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Brazil
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  • Holotype: Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ), Brazil (database excerpt, August 2019); Pterinopelma velutinum Mello-Leitão, 1923, (01274); 1 m (probably destroyed by the fire 2018)
Taxonomic references
Pterinopelma vellutinum Mello-Leitão, 1923a: 186, f. 112-113 (Dm).
Pamphobeteus cephalopheus Piza, 1944: 273, pl. 1 (Df).
Pamphobeteus cephalopeus Brignoli, 1983c: 133, 139 (lapsus).
Vitalius vellutinus Bertani, 2001: 302, f. 101-111, 184 (removed m from S of V. wacketi, contra Bücherl, Timotheo & Lucas, 1971: 129, sub Pterinopelma, Sf).
Vitalius vellutinus Peters, 2003: 311, f. 1243, 1246-1248 (mf).
Vitalius vellutinus Schmidt, 2003l: 195, f. 553-554 (mf).
Vitalius vellutinus Peters, 2005b: 121, f. 388-393 (mf).

Bertani, R. (2001). Revision, cladistic analysis, and zoogeography of Vitalius, Nhandu, and Proshapalopus; with notes on other theraphosine genera (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Arquivos de Zoologia 36: 265-356. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Brignoli, P. M. (1983c). A catalogue of the Araneae described between 1940 and 1981. Manchester University Press, 755 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mello-Leitão, C. F. de (1923a). Theraphosideas do Brasil. Revista do Museu Paulista 13: 1-438. 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

Peters, H.-J. (2005b). Tarantulas of the world: Kleiner Atlas der Vogelspinnen - Band 3. Published by the author, 130 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Piza Jr., S. de T. (1944). Seis aranhas e um opilião novos do Brasil. Revista de Agricultura, Piracicaba 19: 263-276. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

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