This many Avicularia species


Mar 5, 2007
This many Avicularia species :confused:

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Avicularia affinis (Nicolet, 1849) (Chile)
Avicularia alticeps (Keyserling, 1878) (Uruguay)
Avicularia ancylochira Mello-Leitão, 1923 (Brazil)
Avicularia anthracina (C.L. Koch, 1842) (Uruguay)
Avicularia aurantiaca Bauer, 1996 (Peru)
Avicularia avicularia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Costa Rica to Brazil), the Pinktoe tarantula
Avicularia aymara (Chamberlin, 1916) (Peru)
Avicularia azuraklaasi Tesmoingt, 1996 (Peru)
Avicularia bicegoi Mello-Leitão, 1923 (Brazil)
Avicularia borelli (Simon, 1897) (Paraguay)
Avicularia braunshauseni Tesmoingt, 1999 (Brazil), the Goliath pinktoe
Avicularia caesia (C. L. Koch, 1842) (Puerto Rico)
Avicularia cuminami Mello-Leitão, 1930 (Brazil)
Avicularia detrita (C. L. Koch, 1842) (Brazil)
Avicularia diversipes (C. L. Koch, 1842) (Brazil)
Avicularia doleschalli (Ausserer, 1871) (Brazil)
Avicularia exilis Strand, 1907 (Surinam)
Avicularia fasciculata Strand, 1907 (South America)
Avicularia geroldi Tesmoingt, 1999 (Brazil)
Avicularia glauca Simon, 1891 (Panama)
Avicularia gracilis (Keyserling, 1891) (Brazil)
Avicularia guyana (Simon, 1892) (Guyana)
Avicularia hirsuta (Ausserer, 1875) (Cuba)
Avicularia holmbergi Thorell, 1890 (French Guiana)
Avicularia huriana Tesmoingt, 1996 (Ecuador), the Ecuadorian woolly
Avicularia juruensis Mello-Leitão, 1923 (Brazil), the Yellow-banded pinktoe
Avicularia laeta (C. L. Koch, 1842) (Brazil, Puerto Rico)
Avicularia leporina (C. L. Koch, 1841) (Brazil)
Avicularia metallica Ausserer, 1875 (Surinam), the White-toe tarantula
Avicularia minatrix Pocock, 1903 (Venezuela), the Venezuelan redstripe
Avicularia nigrotaeniata Mello-Leitão, 1940 (Guyana)
Avicularia obscura (Ausserer, 1875) (Colombia)
Avicularia ochracea (Perty, 1833) (Brazil)
Avicularia palmicola Mello-Leitão, 1945 (Brazil)
Avicularia panamensis (Simon, 1891) (Mexico, Guatemala, Panama)
Avicularia parva (Keyserling, 1878) (Uruguay)
Avicularia plantaris (C. L. Koch, 1842) (Brazil)
Avicularia pulchra Mello-Leitão, 1933 (Brazil)
Avicularia purpurea Kirk, 1990 (Ecuador), the Ecuadorian purple
Avicularia rapax (Ausserer, 1875) (South America)
Avicularia recifiensis Struchen & Brändle, 1996 (Brazil)
Avicularia rufa Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1945 (Brazil)
Avicularia rutilans Ausserer, 1875 (Colombia)
Avicularia soratae Strand, 1907 (Bolivia)
Avicularia subvulpina Strand, 1906 (South America)
Avicularia surinamensis Strand, 1907 (Surinam)
Avicularia taunayi (Mello-Leitão, 1920) (Brazil)
Avicularia tigrina (Pocock, 1903) (Uruguay)
Avicularia ulrichea Tesmoingt, 1996 (Brazil)
Avicularia urticans Schmidt, 1994 (Peru), the Peruvian pinktoe
Avicularia velutina Simon, 1889 (Venezuela)
Avicularia versicolor (Walckenaer, 1837) (Guadeloupe, Martinique), the Antilles pinktoe
Avicularia violacea (Mello-Leitão, 1930) (Brazil)
Avicularia walckenaeri (Perty, 1833) (Brazil)

Binary Spider


Mar 5, 2007

Imagine if these...

or these...

became available!

It's amazing how many species there are, and probably more that we don't even know about, hiding out in the jungles. And they're all so beautiful.
The sad thing is that the jungles that many of the tartantulas live in, even the undiscovered species, will be gone in few short years. I think that the only animals left on this planet will be those that make a profit and the others are probably destined for extinction maybe even along with mankind himself if we do not wake up.

I had read that the South American jungle is disappearing at a rate of an official football field sized piece of land every 5 minutes. That is about how long it took me to log in, click on this thread, then read and reply to it. :mad:

The breeders of these animals may end up being their only hope for survival instead of extinction. JMHO

On another note, I would like to see each one of these species in the list side by side to compare exactly which one that I would like have next. If I ever have enough money I would love to take a 12 month long field trip to S.A. and discover them in the wild.



Old Timer
Oct 20, 2006
That article really was quite enlightening, makes me wonder what my avics really are, hehe.

Being a zoology/entomology major, its quite tempting to dream of studying avics in the future... maybe I'll be able to sort some things out ;)


Old Timer
Aug 5, 2006
while doing my research for my speech I found out that there are 53 different species with two (I think) sub species... and those are only the documented ones... think of those that have gone extinct... or all most extinct... We missed out on a bunch of great spiders... :embarrassed:


Mar 5, 2007
Great Article

This is a great article about Avicularia sp. Very much worth a read.:)
Great Article.

It seems that nothing is really pure as far as life. It blends with the enviroment over millions of years and over the miles between each other. Most all animals that I see in the majority of the pet shops only have common names which are often modified so you may never really know exactly what you are getting for sure. Most will only use Pink Toe and they do not have anything alse for an ID at all. :wall:

I am fortunite because I know which shops in my area actually do care enough to be as accurate as possible with the common names including both the genus and species names. They only use the best breeder/dealers out there who seem to do the right thing.