- Oct 6, 2016
As we all know, the Avicularia genus recently underwent a revision. Multiple species were moved away from it into their own new genuses, Ceribena and Ybyropora to name a few. People made the switch remarkably fast, and I haven't seen someone mistakenly refer to the C. versicolor as an A. versicolor in awhile now. Will that be the case for a genus as popular, famous and beloved as the Brachys? I know it's just a simple change: the smithi's name is being changed to homorii or something and the annitha is being changed to smithi. The reason for these changes perplexes me, as long as they're in the appropriate genus I don't see any reason for a name change, but whatever. Will people be able to switch very quickly, or will this name change create confusion for a long time? I STILL see people referring to the G. pulchripes as the "aureostriata", even though that name was changed almost a decade ago.