Jan-Peter Rudloff


Thrixopelma lagunas sp. n., eine bisher unbekannte Vogelspinnenart aus Peru (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae)

Gunter Schmidt, Jan-Peter Rudloff ,2010

Thrixopelma lagunas sp. n. is the fourth species of the genus distributed in Peru. It is characterized by a prolonged embolus in the male (fig.4-5) and very simple receptacula seminis in the female (fig. 9). The scopula of metatarsus III extends over a third of the segment only. In T. pruriens Schmidt, 1998 it covers 2/3, in T. cyaneolum Schmidt, Friebolin & Friebolin, 2005 and in T. ockerti Schmidt, 1994, 1/2 of the metatarsus III. It differs by its dark brown colour from T. cyaneolum which shows a cyan brightness of carapace and extremities and from T. ockerti by its spermathecae which are pointed- caplike. The new species is closely related to T. pruriens also distri-buted in Peru.

Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Phormictopus Pocock, 1901 - einem Faunenelement der Grossen Antillen (Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae)

Jan-Peter Rudloff ,2008

Hitherto the genus Phormictopus POCOCK, 1901 consisted of 14 species and 2 subspecies of which 5 were reported from South America. This article reduces the species number to 12. Five new species are decribed, 4 new synonyms declared, 3 nomina dubia (missing types), and 3 of the former species belong to other genera (now status “incertae sedis”). The distribution of the genus Phormictopus is restricted to the Greater Antilles.

Eine neue Brachypelma-Art aus Mexiko (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae)

Jan-Peter Rudloff ,2008

In this paper a new species of Brachypelma from Veracruz, Mexico, Brachypelma kahlenbergi n. sp., is described. Males and females are almost entirely black with red orange setae on the dorsal face of the opisthosoma. The species described here is named in honour of Herwig KAHLENBERG, Berlin, Germany, who first recognized that it is an undescribed species of Brachypelma.

Eine neue Brachypelma-Art aus Mexiko, Brachypelma schroederi sp. n. (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae)

Jan-Peter Rudloff ,2003

In this paper a new species of Brachypelma from Mexico, Brachypelma schroederi sp. n., is described. A division of the genus in two groups without any intention on systematics is proposed: the "emilia"-complex, containing colorfull spiders, and the "vagans"-complex consisting of species characterized by the more or less monotone coloration of their integuments.

Revision der Gattung Holothele Karsch, 1879 nebst Aufstellung einer neuen Gattung Stichoplastoris gen. nov. (Araneae, Theraphosidae) und Wiedereinsetzung einiger weiterer Gattungen der Mygalomorphae

Jan-Peter Rudloff ,1997

The genus Holothele KARSCH, 1879 is revised. Stichoplastoris gen. nov. is established to Substitute Stichoplastus SIMON, 1889 which will not be available in future. Schismatothele KARSCH, 1879 will be revaluated as a genus of Theraphosidae. Euthycaelus SIMON, 1889 is also revaluated but placed into the family of Barychelidae. Proshapalopus MELLO-LEITAO, 1923 is removed from synonymy with Stichoplastus SIMON, 1889. Hemiercus SIMON, 1889 and Schismatothele KARSCH, 1879 are removed from synonymy with Holothele KARSCH, 1879. A key is added to all actually known species of Holothele as well as detailed descriptions of Holothele sericea SIMON, 1903 and Schismatothele lineata KARSCH, 1879. Diagnosis and drawings are given to qualify even non-specialists for identifying these taxa.

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