Taxon details

Xenesthis immanis (Ausserer, 1875)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-12-01
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela
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  • Lectotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; f (1890.7.1.372) (Sherwood et al., 2023j)
  • Paralectotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; 1f (1890.7.1.372) (Sherwood et al., 2023j)
Taxonomic references
Lasiodora immanis Ausserer, 1875: 194 (Df).
Xenesthis immanis Pocock, 1901c: 546 (T from Lasiodora, S of X. colombiana; S rejected by Gabriel & Sherwood, 2022: 16).
Xenesthis immanis Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1979: 298, f. 32-38 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Smith, 1987d: 164, pl. 4, f. 90h (m).
Xenesthis immanis Smith, 1989b: 15, f. 1-3 (m).
Xenesthis immanis Pérez-Miles et al., 1996: 60, f. 51-52 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Schmidt, 1997g: 20, f. 215-216 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Peters, 2000b: 137, f. 407-408 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Bertani, 2001: 337, f. 149-152 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Piepho, 2001: 3, f. 1 (f).
Xenesthis immanis Peters, 2003: 316, f. 1261, 1265 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Schmidt, 2003l: 138, f. 215-216 (mf).
Xenesthis immanis Sherwood et al., 2023j: 516, f. 7A-B, 8A-C, 9A-F, 10A-C (mf).

Ausserer, A. (1875). Zweiter Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Arachniden-Familie der Territelariae Thorell (Mygalidae Autor). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 25: 125-206, pl. 5-7. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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(3): 265-356. doi:10.11606/issn.2176-7793.v36i3p265-356 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pérez-Miles, F., Lucas, S. M., Silva Jr., P. I. da & Bertani, R. (1996). Systematic revision and cladistic analysis of Theraphosinae (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Mygalomorph 1: 33-68. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peters, H.-J. (2000b). Tarantulas of the world: Kleiner Atlas der Vogelspinnen - Band 2. Published by the author, 162 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

Piepho, F. (2001). Verwirrung seit Jahren um Phormictopus meloderma. Arachnologisches Magazin 9(5/6): 2-5. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1901c). Some new and old genera of S.-American Avicularidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 8(48): 540-555. doi:10.1080/03745480109443359 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schiapelli, R. D. & Gerschman de P., B. S. (1979). Las arañas de la subfamilia Theraphosinae (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Ent.) 5: 287-300. 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

Sherwood, D., Gabriel, R., Peñaherrera-R., P., Brescovit, A. D. & Lucas, S. M. (2023j). On the tarantula genus Xenesthis Simon, 1891, with description of a new species from Venezuela (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Taxonomy 3: 509-527. doi:10.3390/taxonomy3040029 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, A. M. (1987d). The tarantula: classification and identification guide (second ed.). Fitzgerald Publishing, London, 179 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, A. M. (1989b). Xenesthis - the debate that never was. British Tarantula Society Journal 5(2): 15-18. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-12-01 New taxonomic reference entry Sherwood et al., 2023j n/a
2022-07-01 Species distribution update Gabriel & Sherwood, 2022 n/a (Old value)
2022-07-01 Taxonomic reference assigned to new taxon Gabriel & Sherwood, 2022 Taxonomic reference entry assigned to Xenesthis colombiana Simon, 1891