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Pamphobeteus

Pamphobeteus

Pamphobeteus

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theraphosidae
Subfamily: Theraphosinae
Genus: Pamphobeteus
Pocock, 1901
Diversity
12 species
Type species
Lasiodora nigricolor
Ausserer, 1875

Pamphobeteus is a genus of tarantulas (Theraphosidae) native to northwestern South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It includes some of the largest spiders in the world.

Species

* Pamphobeteus antinous Pocock, 1903 — Peru, Bolivia
* Pamphobeteus augusti (Simon, 1889) — Ecuador
* P. crassifemur Bertani, Sayuri & Silva Jr, 2008
* Pamphobeteus ferox (Ausserer, 1875) — Colombia
* Pamphobeteus fortis (Ausserer, 1875) — Colombia
* P. grandis Bertani, Sayuri & Silva Jr, 2008
* Pamphobeteus insignis Pocock, 1903 — Colombia
* Pamphobeteus nigricolor (Ausserer, 1875) — Colombia to Bolivia
* Pamphobeteus ornatus Pocock, 1903 — Panama, Colombia
* Pamphobeteus petersi Schmidt, 2002 — Ecuador, Peru
* Pamphobeteus ultramarinus Schmidt, 1995 — Ecuador
* Pamphobeteus vespertinus (Simon, 1889) — Ecuador

References

  • Rogério Bertani, Caroline Sayuri Fukushima, Pedro Ismael da Silva Júnior (2008). "Two new species of Pamphobeteus Pocock, 1901 (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae) from Brazil, with a new type of stridulatory organ". Zootaxa 1826: 45–58.  PDF




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