This species is 27% complete

Aphonopelma joshua Prentice, 1997

USA
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Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Aphonopelma joshua
  • Described By: Prentice, 1997
  • Researcher Profile: Thomas R Prentice
  • Genus: Aphonopelma
  • Etymology: The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality, Joshua Tree National Monument.
  • Original Type Locality: San Bernardino, CA, United States

Specimen Records

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Aphonopelma joshua
(APH_2303), USA
(APH_2302), USA
(APH_2304), USA
(APH_2305), USA
(APH_2307), USA
(APH_2306), USA
(APH_2301), USA
(APH_2300), USA
(APH_2296), USA
(APH_2295), USA
(APH_2297), USA
(APH_2298), USA
(APH_2299), USA
(APH_2308), USA
(APH_2309), USA
(AUMS_2479), USA
(APH_2317), USA
(AUMS_2567), USA
(AUMS_2636), USA
(AUMS_3323), USA
(AUMS_2639), USA
(APH_2316), USA
(APH_2315), USA
(APH_2311), USA
(APH_2310), USA
(APH_2312), USA
(APH_2313), USA
(APH_2314), USA
(APH_2294), USA
(APH_2293), USA
j (APH_0493), USA
j (APH_0492), USA
j (APH_0494), USA
(APH_0883), USA
j (APH_1199), USA
(APH_1007), USA
j (APH_0337), USA
j (APH_0336), USA
j (APH_0329), USA
(?), USA
j (APH_0330), USA
j (APH_0331), USA
j (APH_0335), USA
(APH_1200), USA
j (APH_1475), USA
(APH_2289), USA
(APH_2288), USA
(APH_2290), USA
(APH_2291), USA
(APH_2292), USA
(APH_2287), USA
(APH_2286), USA
(APH_1477), USA
(APH_1476), USA
(APH_1498), USA
j (APH_1499), USA
(APH_2285), USA
Holotype : (?), USA
  • Theraphosidae of the Mojave Desert west and north of the Colorado River (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)

    Thomas R Prentice ,1997

    Two new species of Aphonopelma from the Mojave Desert are described, A. joshua and A. mojave. Four nominal species, Aphonopelma iodium (A. iodius), A. melanium (A. melanius), A. angusi, A. nevadanum, described from the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin are treated as a single species ; Aphonopelma iodium (Chamberlin 1939) is proposed as the species name since it is one of two possible senior synonyms (the other, A. melanium (A. melanius) in the same publication) and is the specific nam e of the first Theraphosidae to be described from the Mojave Desert ; A. iodium is redescribed. Generic, subgeneric, and specific characters previously used to separate Aphonopelma are reviewed. Aphonopelma is redefined; Clavopelma is removed from the synonymy of Aphonopelma. The status of the following eight species described prior to 1939 with type localities either in the United States or in Baja, Californi a is discussed: Aphonopelma californica, A. leiogaster (Doleschall), A. steindachneri (Ausserer), A. rusticum, A. marxi, A. helluo (Simon), A. rileyi (Marx), and A. pseudoroseum (Strand). Aphonopelma steindachneri , A. rusticum, A. marxi, and A. helluo are considered as valid species ; A. californica, A. leiogaster, A. rileyi, and A. pseudoroseum are considered as nomina dubia.

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