This species is 55% complete

Avicularia avicularia Linnaeus, 1758

Tropical areas of Brazil, Trinidad, Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, and throughout the Amazon Basin
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IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Avicularia avicularia
Synonyms : Avicularia velutina, Avicularia exilis, Avicularia ancylochyra, Avicularia cuminami, Avicularia nigrotaeniata
    • Aranea avicularia Linnaeus, 1758
    • Aranea vestiaria De Geer, 1783
    • Mygale avicularia Latreille, 1804
    • Mygale testacea C. L. Koch, 1841
    • Mygale scoparia C. L. Koch, 1841
    • Mygale hirsutissima C. L. Koch, 1842
    • Avicularia vestiaria Ausserer, 1871
    • Avicularia vulpina Ausserer, 1871
    • Avicularia vestaria Hasselt, 1888

Specimen Records

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This species is mentioned in the following resources :

The Pinktoe Tarantula, Avicularia avicularia (Avic avic), is a species of tarantula native to South America, ranging form Costa Rica to Brazil, and the southern Caribbean. This species is also known as the Guyana pinktoe, the Common pinktoe or the South American pinktoe. This is a very docile species of tarantula. Just like the rest of the Avic's they are an arboreal species meaning they live and hunt high up in trees and other plants. Because of this they require a tall enclosure and a good deal of flora to climb on. Avic avic's produce an amazing tube web.

Habitat and Type Locality