This species is 45% complete

Chaetopelma olivaceum (C.L. Koch, 1841)

Cyprus, Turkey, Middle East, Egypt, Sudan
10.0/10 rating (2 votes)
IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Chaetopelma olivaceum
Synonyms : Chaetopelma gracile, Ischnocolus syriacus, Crattorhagus tetramerus, Crattorhagus concolor, Chaetopelma shabati, Ischnocolus jerusalemensis
  • Described By: (C.L. Koch, 1841)
  • Researcher Profile: Carl Ludwig Koch
  • Genus: Chaetopelma
  • Common Name: Middle East gold
  • Original Type Locality: Egypt
    • Mygale olivacea C. L. Koch, 1841
    • Ischnocolus gracilis Ausserer, 1871
    • Ischnocolus syriacus Ausserer, 1871
    • Chaetopelma aegyptiaca Ausserer, 1871
    • Avicularia tetramera Simon, 1873
    • Avicularia striatocauda Simon, 1873
    • Nemesia concolor Simon, 1873
    • Ischnocolus striatocauda Ausserer, 1875
    • Cratorrhagus tetramera Simon, 1892
    • Chaetopelma olivaceum Simon, 1892
    • Cratorrhagus tetramerus Reimoser, 1919
    • Chaetopelma shabati Hassan, 1950
    • Cratorrhagus tetrameris Bonnet, 1956
    • Ischnocolus gracilis Smith, 1986
    • Chaetopelma olivaceum Smith, 1989
    • Chaetopelma adenense Smith, 1990
    • Chaetopelma aegyptiacum Smith, 1990
    • Chaetopelma shabati Smith, 1990
    • Ischnocolus olivaceum gracilis Smith, 1990
    • Ischnocolus jerusalemensis Smith, 1990
    • Chaetopelma aegyptiacum Schmidt, 1993
    • Ischnocolus gracilis Schmidt, 1993
    • Chaetopelma anatolicum Schmidt & Smith, 1995
    • Chaetopelma gracile Vollmer, 1997
    • Chaetopelma shabati Peters, 1998

Specimen Records

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Ischnocolus gracilis
Holotype : (NMW 114), Cyprus
Ischnocolus syriacus
Holotype : (NMW 166), Syria
Avicularia tetramera
Holotype : (MNHN 4620), Liban =Lebanon
Avicularia striatocauda
Syntype : (?), Lebanon
Nemesia concolor
Paralectotype : (MNHN 4623), Syria
Chaetopelma olivaceum
(BMNH 01.5.21.3), Cyprus
(NMW 104), Israel
(?), Jordan
(?), Israel
(?), Israel
(?), Israel
(SMF 2662), Israel
(?), Israel
(?), Israel
(?), Israel
(NMW 108), Israel
(BMNH 1950.3.30.122.123), Lebanon
(ZMUC 623), Israel
(?), Israel
(NMW 105), Israel
(?), Israel
(ZSM 987), Israel
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(ZMUH 1003), Lebanon
(BMNH 1950.3.30.125.127), Lebanon
(SMF 4923), Egypt
(ZMB 30754), Syria
(?), Turkey
(BMNH 89.10.16.2), Turkey
(MRAC 147161), Sudan
(?), Syria
(?), Syria
(?), Syria
(?), Syria
(ZMB 30755), Syria
(?), Syria
(BMNH 1950.3.30.20.21), Lebanon
(?), Syria
(?), Palestine
(BMNH 1893.11.5.1), Palestine
(?), Lebanon
(ZMUH A71/74), Lebanon
(ZMUH A71/74), Lebanon
(NMW 106), Lebanon
(MNHN 975), Lebanon
(?), Lebanon
(BMNH 09.9.8.1.2), Cyprus
(SMF 8573), Egypt
(BMNH 0.8.24.1), Cyprus
(?), Egypt
(?), Israel
(BMNH 1893.11.5.1), Israel
(?), Israel
(BMNH 14.10.2.1), Egypt
(BMNH 90.7.1.39.8.400), Egypt
(BMNH 90.7.1.398.400), Egypt
(BMNH 1950.3.7.60), Egypt
(?), Egypt
(?), Cyprus
(BMNH 1950.3.30.20-21), Lebanon
(BMNH 1927.8.13), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(?), Cyprus
(BMNH 1924.10.3.19), Jordan
(BMNH 1950.3.30.125-127), Lebanon
(ZMUC 631), Egypt
(NMW 100), Egypt
(?), Egypt
(?), Egypt
(MNHN 4677), Egypt
(BMNH 1948.11.23.19), Egypt
(BMNH 14.10.2.1), Egypt
(BMNH 1950. 3.7.60), Egypt
(NMW 102), Egypt
(BMNH 90.7.1.398-400), Egypt
(NMW 103), Egypt
(BMNH 1950.3.30.122-123), Lebanon
(ZMB 144), Egypt
(SMF 2661), Saudi Arabia
Holotype : (?), Egypy
(?), Turkey
(BMNH 1889.10.16.2), Turkey
(?), Syria
(?), Syria
(?), Syria
(?), Lebanon
(SMF 2663), Turkey
Chaetopelma shabati
Holotype : (?), Egypt
Chaetopelma anatolicum
Holotype : (?), Turkey

This species is mentioned in the following resources :

Habitat and Type Locality