Ornithoctonus aureotibialis von Wirth & Striffler, 2005

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Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Ornithoctonus aureotibialis
Synonyms : Haplopelma chrysothrix
  • Described By: von Wirth & Striffler, 2005
  • Researcher Profile: Volker von Wirth, Boris F Striffler
  • Genus: Ornithoctonus
  • Etymology: Latin. of aureus, "golden" and tibia "tibia". Because of the characteristic gold - orange coloured line of hair on the outside of the patellae, and especially the tibiae of the forelegs in subadult and adult females and subadult males.
  • Common Name: Thailand Golden Fringe
    • Haplopelma chrysothrix Schmidt & Samm, 2005
    • Ornithoctonus aureotibialis von Wirth & Striffler, 2005
    • Haplopelma chrysothrix Peters, 2005
    • Haplopelma chrysothrix Schmidt & Samm, in Schmidt, 2005

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Adult Male Activity

  • Neue Erkenntnisse zur Vogelspinnen -- Unterfamilie Ornithoctoninae, mit Beschreibung von Ornithoctonus aureotibialis sp. n. und Haplopelma longipes sp. n. (Araneae, Theraphosidae)

    Volker von Wirth, Boris F Striffler ,2005

    New insights to the subfamily Ornithoctoninae are presented and its genera are redefined. Moreover two new species are described, which have been subject of studies by the senior author for many years.Ornithoctonus aureotibialis sp. n. can be distinguished from all other Ornithoctonus species by an orange – golden fringe of hairs on retrolateral side of patella and tibia of leg I and II. The other new species, Haplopelma longipes sp. n., is easily recognised by its very long leg IV (RF < 90) in females.Ornithoctonus aureotibialis sp. n., is long time known in pet trade as Haplopelma sp. “aureopilosum”. It was recently described by SCHMIDT & SAMM 2005 as “Haplopelma chrysothrix”, a name, which is not available according to the ICZN, as no type depository was included in the description. The same happened with “Haplopelma vonwirthi” SCHMIDT 2005, which is unavailable as well, but is most probably a synonym of Haplopelma minax(THORELL 1897).

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