About Ephebopus spp.

TheDarkness

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I have two doubts about E. spp.

1st : A new sp. will be described??
I read this:
A new Ephebopus spp. will be described soon(pers. message R.West). Maybe a whole
revision from the genus Ephebopus. Maybe after the revision Ephebopus is no longer subfamily Aviculariinae?!. We will see...
in this site: http://www.ephebopus.com/pixenglish.html

2nd: The E. fossor are available in the hobby??
I found this page: http://www.exotic-animals.org/pajki/opis_vrst/nove_vrste_9/ephebopus_fossor/index01.htm
but I think the sp. in the photo is a spiderling of E. rufescens...

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Sleepwalkah

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Hi,

longtime E.rufescens was sold as E.fossor - there are doubts if E.fossor really exists or if it's just another name of E.rufescens...

Greetz
Joscha
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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Hello TheDarkness!

By "new species" is meant the one which is presumed to be described for last 2 years at least... if I remeber correct it's name should be "foliatus" or so...
But still not described...
As for the E. fossor - untill the revision of this genus has been made, it is still remains the valid taxon, described by Pocock at 1903 from Equador.
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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Hello Joscha,

Hi,
longtime E.rufescens was sold as E.fossor - there are doubts if E.fossor really exists or if it's just another name of E.rufescens...
I'm afraid You're not correct saying the above quoted...
It is really another question - does that E. rufescens is the valid name of the species described in 2000 or it is should be considered a junior synonym of E. fossor, than... if following Your logic...
 

Sleepwalkah

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Hey Mikhail,

I just took this information from the ARACHNE 11/6 (the magazine of the DeArGe (German Tarantula Society)).

Greetz
Joscha
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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I see, no problem, but I suppose ISZN told us the opposite according to the rule of the name preference...
 
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