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Taxonomic changes in 2010

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Zoltan, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

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    New species, genera described, new combinations, synonymies established last year.

    New genera:
    Agnostopelma Pérez-Miles & Weinmann
    Bacillochilus Gallon

    New species:
    Acanthoscurria turumban Rodríguez-Manzanilla & Bertani
    Agnostopelma gardel Pérez-Miles & Weinmann
    Agnostopelma tota Pérez-Miles & Weinmann
    Bacillochilus xenostridulans Gallon
    Coremiocnemis brachyramosa West & Nunn
    Coremiocnemis gnathospina West & Nunn
    Coremiocnemis hoggi West & Nunn
    Coremiocnemis jeremyhuffi West & Nunn
    Coremiocnemis obscura West & Nunn
    Coremiocnemis kotacana West & Nunn
    Cyriocosmus venezuelensis Kaderka
    Harpactirella overdijki Gallon
    Hemirrhagus perezmilesi García-Villafuerte & Locht
    Idiothele mira Gallon
    Lyrognathus achilles West & Nunn
    Lyrognathus fuscus West & Nunn
    Lyrognathus lessunda West & Nunn
    Selenocosmia barensteinerae (Schmidt)
    Theraphosa stirmi Rudloff & Weinmann
    Thrixopelma lagunas Schmidt & Rudloff

    New combinations:
    Augacephalus ezendami (Gallon, 2001), from Ceratogyrus (Gallon, a)
    Chilobrachys himalayensis (Tikader, 1977), from Haploclastus (Siliwal & Raven)

    New synonymies (first the junior synonym, followed by '=' and the senior synonym):
    Acanthoscurria atrox Vellard, 1924 = A. paulensis Mello-Leitão, 1923 (Lucas et al.).
    Acanthoscurria guaxupe Piza, 1972 = A. paulensis Mello-Leitão, 1923 (Lucas et al.).
    Citharischius Pocock, 1900 = Pelinobius Karsch, 1885 (Gallon, a).
    Cyriocosmus rogerioi Pérez-Miles & Weinmann, 2009 = C. pribiki Pérez-Miles & Weinmann, 2009 (Kaderka)
    Euathlus latithorax (Strand, 1908) = E. vulpinus (Karsch, 1880) (Perafán & Pérez-Miles)
    Haploclastus robustus (Pocock, 1899) = H. validus (Pocock, 1899) (Siliwal & Raven).
    Lyrognathus pugnax Pocock, 1900 = L. crotalus Pocock, 1895 (West & Nunn, a).
    Monocentropella Strand, 1907 = Eumenophorus Pocock, 1897 (Gallon, a).
    Pelinobius bettoni (Pocock, 1898, transferred from Phoneyusa) = P. muticus Karsch, 1885 (Gallon, a).
    Pelinobius crawshayi (Pocock, 1900) = P. muticus Karsch, 1885 (Gallon, a).
    Pelinobius gregori (Pocock, 1897, transferred from Phoneyusa) = P. muticus Karsch, 1885 (Gallon, a).
    Pelinobius rufus (Berland, 1914, transferred from Phoneyusa) = P. muticus Karsch, 1885 (Gallon, a).
    Poecilotheria nallamalaiensis Rao et al., 2006 = P. formosa Pocock, 1899 (Gabriel).

    Dubious name (nomen dubium, pl. nomina dubia):
    Selenocosmia lyra Strand, 1907 (West & Nunn, a)

    Bibliography:
    • Gallon, R. C. 2010a. On some southern African Harpactirinae, with notes on the eumenophorines Pelinobius muticus Karsch, 1885 and Monocentropella Strand, 1907 (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 29-48.
    • Gallon, R. C. 2010b. A new genus and species of Harpactirinae from coastal Angola (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 79-82.
    • García-Villafuerte, M. A. & A. Locht. 2010. Un nueva especie de Hemirrhagus Simon, 1903 (Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae) de Chiapas, México. Revista Ibérica Aracnología 18: 81-86.
    • Kaderka, R. 2010. Cyriocosmus venezuelensis sp. n. from Venezuela (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae). Revista Ibérica Aracnología 18: 87-96.
    • Lucas, S. M., F. dos S. Paula, H. M. O. Gonzalez F. & A. D. Brescovit. 2010. Redescription and new distribution records of Acanthoscurria paulensis (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae). Zoologia (Curitiba) 27: 563-568.
    • Pérez-Miles, F. & D. Weinmann. 2010. Agnostopelma: a new genus of tarantula without a scopula on leg IV (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae). Journal of Arachnology 38: 104–112.
    • Perafán, C. & F. Pérez-Miles. 2010. Euathlus latithorax (Strand, 1908) is a synonym of E. vulpinus (Karsch, 1880) (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 49-51.
    • Rodríguez-Manzanilla, C. & R. Bertani. 2010. Descripción de Acanthoscurria turumban sp. nov. (Araneae: Theraphosidae) y primer registro del género para Venezuela. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 46: 143-145.
    • Rudloff J.-P. & D. Weinmann. 2010. A new giant tarantula from Guyana. Arthropoda Scientia 1 (1): 20-38.
    • Schmidt, G., S. Hettegger & J. Matthes. 2010. Ein Weibchen von Chilocosmia barensteinerae sp. n. aus Kalimantan (Borneo) (Theraphosidae: Selenocosmiinae). Tarantulas of the World 142: 4-14.
    • Schmidt, G. and J.-P. Rudloff. 2010. Thrixopelma lagunas sp. n., eine bisher unbekannte Vogelspinnenart aus Peru (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae). Arthropoda Scientia 1 (1): 8-14
    • Siliwal, M. S. & R. J. Raven. 2010. Taxonomic change of two species in the genus Haploclastus Simon 1892 (Araneae, Theraphosidae) Zookeys 46: 71–75.
    • West, R. C. & S. C. Nunn. 2010a. A taxonomic revision of the tarantula spider genus Lyrognathus Pocock 1895 (Araneae, Theraphosidae), with notes on the Selenocosmiinae. Zootaxa 2362: 1–43.
    • West, R. C. & S. C. Nunn. 2010b. A taxonomic revision of the tarantula spider genus Coremiocnemis Simon 1892 (Araneae, Theraphosidae), with further notes on the Selenocosmiinae. Zootaxa 2443: 1–64.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
  2. sjl197

    sjl197 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Not a bad year. More progress than added confusion. Thats good! nice summary.

    Also another nov. sp.
    Thrixopelma lagunas Schmidt and Rudloff 2010.


    Schmidt, G. and J.-P. Rudloff 2010. Thrixopelma lagunas sp. n., eine bisher unbekannte Vogelspinnenart aus Peru (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae). Arthropoda Scientia 1(1):8-14

    I have the .pdf kindly sent by J.-P., if anyone wants a copy.

    there is also
    Huber, S. (2010) Wiederaufstellung der Gattung Ischnocolella Strand 1907 (Theraphosidae: Selenocosmiinae): ein weiterer Vertreter der ´Selenocosmiinae ohne Stridulationsorgane´. Arthropoda Scientia 1(1):15-20

    [i.e. Generic resurrection of Ischnocolella which as i understand was previously synonymised with Plesiophrictus. Note, im not too sure of exact page numbers as i dont have a copy]


    see: http://heinersspinnen.de/index.php?page=Thread&postID=65999

    regards
     
  3. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

    Thanks for the addition Stuart, totally forgot about that. If Ischnocolella doesn't have stridulatory organs as the article's title suggests, what makes it a selenocosmiine?
     
  4. Den

    Den Arachnosquire

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    I'm very confused. :? Is this saying that P. Formosa was re-named to something else this year, or is it the other way around. Or am I completely not making any sense at all right now. {D
     
  5. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

    Please note I wrote: "first the junior synonym, followed by '=' and the senior synonym." When two species (names) are found the be in fact one and the same (i.e. synonymous), the older name is the senior synonym, the younger name is the junior synonym, and because of The Principle of Priority, the senior synonym (or the oldest available name) remains the valid name. In the case of P. formosa, Ray Gabriel is saying that P. formosa is the same species as P. nallamalaiensis. P. formosa was described by Pocock in 1899, while P. nallamalaiensis was described by Rao et al. in 2006, making P. formosa the older name and thus the senior synonym, and the valid name. Does it make sense now?
     
  6. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer

    Nice update Zoltan. Thank you for that.:worship:
     
  7. Fran

    Fran Arachnoprince

    Hey zoltan,
    whats your personal opinion about Rudloff and Weinmann revision on Theraphosa stirmi ?
     
  8. Den

    Den Arachnosquire

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    Yes, thanks.
     
  9. Michael Jacobi

    Michael Jacobi RETIRED/RARELY USE AB Arachnosupporter

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    The Tarantula Bibliography :: March 2011

    All of the taxonomic revisions of 2010 are now reflected in the March 2011 update of THE TARANTULA BIBLIOGRAPHY.

    Thanks, as always, go to Zoltan (my super-contributor) and all those who sent in submissions.