The World Spider Catalog, V15 by N. I. Platnick (c) 2000 - 2014 AMNH

Family: THERAPHOSIDAE

Gen. Brachionopus Pocock, 1897 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:00199]

N.B.: transferred here from the Barychelidae by Raven, 1985a: 112; Brachyonopus is an unjustified emendation; Raven's transfer was not accepted by Charpentier, 1993: 5 or Schmidt, 2002a: 12 and 2008: 3, who nevertheless identified no close relatives of the genus among the known barychelids; Gallon, 2002: 204 argued for its inclusion in the Barychelidae but indicated that it "does not fit in any current barychelid subfamily" but later (Gallon, 2010b: 79) considered it a harpactirine.

f annulatus Purcell, 1903....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:001845]
B. a. Purcell, 1903b: 105 (Df).

m leptopelmiformis Strand, 1907....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:001846]
B. l. Strand, 1907a: 552 (Dm).
B. l. Strand, 1907f: 204 (Dm).

f pretoriae Purcell, 1904....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:001847]
B. p. Purcell, 1904: 126 (Df).
B. pretorianus Bonnet, 1955: 905 (invalid emendation).

mf robustus Pocock, 1897 *....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:001848]
B. r. Pocock, 1897b: 740, pl. 42, f. 4 (Df).
B. r. Hewitt, 1921: 6, f. 2 (Dm).
B. r. Smith, 1990c: 66, f. 304-317 (f).
B. r. Schmidt, 2002a: 16, f. 1-6 (f).
B. r. Schmidt, 2008: 9, f. 1-6 (f).

f tristis Purcell, 1903....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:001849]
B. t. Purcell, 1903b: 105 (Df).