Stenotarsus scissistylus gen. et sp. n. (Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae), eine Vogelspinne aus Französisch Guyana
Marc Tesmoingt, Gunter Schmidt ,2002The genus Stenotarsus gen. nov. closely related to Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 is established for South American species formerly desgnated as Eurypelma group A according to SIMON 1892 where metatarsus I containing many spines is as long as or not as long as tibia I. It differs from Aphonopelma by a procurved fovea (fig. 13), urticating hairs of type 1 and 3, a distally widened embolus (fig. 3) and spermathecae widely fused (fig. 19 - 21) with two little heads of different shape. S scissistylus is a medium-sized species. It's embolus appears deeply rutted (fig. 4) The relations to other species living in the Guyanas, North Brazil and Venezuela are discussed.
The first mygalomorph spider without spermathecae: Sickius longibulbi, with a revalidation of Sickius (Araneae. Theraphosidae, Ischnocolinae)
Ming-Sheng Zhu, Ting-hui Li, Da-Xiang Song ,2002This paper deals with a new species of the genus Citharognathus from Zhuang Autonemous region of Guangxi, named Citharognathus tongmianemsis sp. nov.. Type specimens are deposited in the Musuem of Hebei University. All measurements are in millimeter.
Revision of the African genera Pterinochilus and Eucratoscelus (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Harpactirinae) with description of two new genera.
Richard C Gallon ,2002The African theraphosid genera Pterinochilus Pocock, 1897 and Eucratoscelus Pocock, 1898 are revised, keyed, and their species distributions mapped. The subfamily Harpactirinae is redefined and its genera keyed. The follow- ing new synonyms and transfers are proposed: Brachionopus Pocock, 1897 is transferred to the Barychelidae; Pterino- chilus chordatus (Gerstäcker, 1873) is removed from the synonymy of P. constrictus (Gerstäcker, 1873); Pterinochilus widenmanni Strand, 1906, P. raptor Strand, 1906, P. affinis Tullgren, 1910, P. sjostedti Tullgren, 1910, P. carnivorus Strand, 1917, P. brunellii Caporiacco, 1940 and Coelo- genium raveni Smith, 1990=P. chordatus; Idiothele pluri- dentata Hewitt, 1919 and Eucratoscelus tenuitibialis Schmidt & Gelling, 2000=P. lugardi Pocock, 1900; P. elevatus (Karsch, 1878) is removed from the synonymy of P. con- strictus; P. elevatus nomen oblitum, P. mamillatus Strand, 1906 and P. hindei Hirst, 1907=P. murinus Pocock, 1897 nomen protectum; P. mutus Strand, 1920=P. simoni Berland, 1917; P. constrictus is transferred to Eucratoscelus, n. comb.; E. longiceps Pocock, 1898 and P. spinifer Pocock, 1898=E. constrictus (Gerstäcker, 1873); Augacephalus, gen. n. is established for P. breyeri Hewitt, 1919 and P. junodi Simon, 1904; Idiothele Hewitt, 1919 is removed from the synonymy of Pterinochilus; P. crassispinus Purcell, 1902= I. nigrofulva (Pocock, 1898); Trichognatha, gen. n. is estab- lished for P. schonlandi Pocock, 1900. The males of Augacephalus breyeri (Hewitt, 1919), A. junodi (Simon, 1904) and Eucratoscelus pachypus Schmidt & von Wirth, 1990 are described for the first time, as is the female of Trichognatha schonlandi.
Reversopelma petersi sp. n. (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae), eine neue Spinnenart aus dem Nordesten Südamerikas
Gunter Schmidt ,2001This new species differs from all other Theraphosinae by the following combination: labium with long setae, cuspules almost on the front edge only, scopula of tarsus IV divided by a band of setae, pad of feathered hairs retrolaterally on femur IV, in females urticating hairs of type I (fig. 1)containing barbs that change their direction twice, in males urticating hairs of type III. Palpal bulb similar to that of Lasiodorides SCHMIDT & BISCHOFF, 1997 (fig. 3), tibial spurs (fig. 4), receptacula seminis with twin receptacles (fig. 6), habitus 8fig. 2 and fig. 5).
Revision, cladistic analysis, and zoogeography of Vitalius, Nhandu, and Proshapalopus; with notes on other theraphosine genera (Araneae, Theraphosidae)
Rogério Bertani ,2001The 16 species of the South American theraphosine genera Vitalius Lucas, Silva Junior & Bertani, 1993; Nhandu Lucas, 1981; and Proshapalopus Mello-Leitfio, 1923 are described, keyed, illustrated, diagnosed, and a cladistic analysis using 30 terminals and 35 characters is provided. Vitalius comprises nine species ofwhich 4 are newly described: Vitalius paranaensis, Y. longisternalis, Y. buecherli, andy' lucasae. Pterinopelma dubium Mello-Leimo, 1923 and P. vellutinum Mello-Leitfio, 1923 are removed from the synonymy of P. wacketi and these three species are transferred to Vitalius. Pamphobeteus communis Piza, 1939 is removed from the synonymy of Vitalius sorocabae Mello-Leitfio, 1923 and placed in the synonymy of Vitali us dubius (Mello-Leitfio, 1923); Pamphobeteus insularis Mello-Leitfio, 1923, Pamphobeteus masculus Piza, 1939 andPamphobeteus litoralis Piza, 1976 are removedfrom the synonymy of Vitali us platyomma (Mello-Leitfio, 1923) and placed in the synonymy of Vitali us wacketi (MeUo-Leitfio, 1923); Pamphobeteus cucullatus Mello-Leitfio, 1923, Pamphobeteus urbanicolus Soares, 1941, Pamphobeteus ypirangensis Soares, 1941, Pamphobeteus mus Piza, 1944, and Pamphobeteus cesteri (Mello-Leitfio, 1923) are placed in the synonymy of Vitalius dub ius (Mello-Leitfio, 1923); Pamphobeteus cephalopheus Piza, 1944 is removed from the synonymy of Vitali us roseus (Mello-Leitfio, 1923) and placed in the synonymy ofVitalius vellutinus (Mello-Leitfio, 1923). Pamphobeteus rondoniensis Mello-Leitfio, 1923; Pamphobeteus tetracanthus Mello-Leitfio, 1923; Pamphobeteus exsul Mello-Leitfio, 1923; and Pamphobeteus platyomma Mello-Leitfio, 1923 are considered "nomina dubia". The male of V. roseus Mello-Leitfio, 1923 is described for first time.
Description d'une nouvelle espèce de Metriopelma de Bolivie: Metriopelma ledezmae sp. n. In: Verdez, J.-M. & F. Cléton (eds.) Mygales: Élevage & Découverte
Fabian Vol ,2001I give a summary of the following description of Metriopelma ledezmae to be published in its full form in the book of Jean Michel VERDEZ and Frédéric CLETON, Les mygales, Editions Philippe Gerard. This should be out in September in 21 x 29.7 format, and with over 200 colour photographs with more than 130 species, constitutes no doubt the best book in French on these spiders.
Description d'une deuxième espèce de Bonnetina Vol, 2000 du Mexique, B. rudloffi sp. n. (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae) et comparaison avec B. cyaneifemur
Fabian Vol ,2001Jan-Peter Rudloff and I met on the occasion of the award of Stuttgart and gave me several Theraphosidae preserved in alcohol which he attributed rightly to the genus Bonnetina that I had described. These materials were collected in Mexico by M.HU REICHSTEINER in Arteaga the state of Michoacan.
Iracema cabocla new genus and species of a theraphosid spider from Amazonic Brazil (Araneae, Theraphosinae)
Fernando Pérez-Miles ,2000Iracema cabocla new genus and species of a theraphosid spider from Amazonic Brazil (Araneae, Theraphosinae)
Rick C. West ,2000Two new theraphosid spiders are described from the tropical decidious forests and thorn forests of western Mexico.
A new species of tarantula spider (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) from the Cayo District of Belize
Steven B Reichling, Rick C. West ,2000A new species of theraphosid spider, Citharacanthus meermani sp. nov., is described. It was collected in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge and the Vaca Plateau, Cayo District, Belize. It is distinguished from congeners by filiform plumose setae on the basoprolateral faces of both trochantera and femora I-II, and the presence of five prominent keels on the apical division of the male embolus.
Changmin Yin , Yi Tan ,2000Deals with one new species of the genus Plesiophrictus collected from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, named Plesiophrictus guangxiensis sp. nov. Measurements are in mm. Type specimens are d epositedin Hunan Biology Research Institute.
Description de Bonnetina cyaneifemur, gen. n. & sp. n. (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae) du Mexique
Fabian Vol ,2000
In August of this year was André Leetz send me a mature male and a few molts a remarkable Theraphosidae its femurs and dark blue bristle on the abdomen, a deep red. It was determined that a spider had been circulating for some years among collectors as the "Schizopelma sp." Fortunately, among the few exuviae accompanying the male there were two female.
A review of primary and secondary sexual characters of the male was soon revealed that this tarantula belonged to a new genus. The shape of the spermatheca confirmed quickly.
I did not have any data on the origin of this spider apart from the fact that came from Mexico. However, it is only by a happy coincidence, this summer I collected Theraphosidae few in the state of Colima on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Among these included a subadult male with the same characteristics as that made me André achieve Leetz especially this dark blue shade remarkable on femurs. With this information so I could start the following description.