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

Family: THERAPHOSIDAE

Gen. Sericopelma Ausserer, 1875 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:00281]

N.B.: removed from the synonymy of Mygalarachne Ausserer, 1871 (considered instead a nomen dubium) by Lucas et al., 1991: 229, contra Raven, 1985a: 153, who also considered that name a senior synonym of Harpaxictis Simon, 1892 ["tentatively placed" as a nomen dubium by Gabriel & Longhorn, 2011: 163] and Nhandu Lucas, 1983, but that latter synonymy has not been accepted by later workers.

Transferred to other genera:
S. carapoense (Lucas, 1983) -- see Nhandu.

In synonymy:
S. balboanum (Chamberlin, 1940, T from Aphonopelma) = S. rubronitens (Ausserer, 1875) (Valerio, 1980b: 287).
S. consocius (Chamberlin, 1940, T from Aphonopelma) = S. rubronitens (Ausserer, 1875) (Valerio, 1980b: 287).

Nomen dubium:
S. striatum (Ausserer, 1871a: 195, originally as Harpaxibius striatus, generic name preoccupied and replaced as Harpaxictus striatus by Simon, 1892a: 144, Venezuela, holotype of unknown sex, missing abdomen) -- Gabriel & Longhorn, 2011: 163, f. 2a.

mf commune F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897....................Panama [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002447]
S. communis F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897a: 15, pl. 1, f. 11 (Dm).
S. c. Smith, 1986b: 162, f. 80h (m).
S. c. Smith, 1987d: 162, f. 80h (m).
S. c. Smith, 1991b: 18, f. 15-17 (m, Df).
S. c. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 485 (f).

m dota Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002448]
S. d. Valerio, 1980a: 264, f. 5-6 (Dm).
S. d. Smith, 1986b: 162, f. 81h (m).
S. d. Smith, 1987d: 162, f. 81h (m).
S. d. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 486 (m).

m fallax Mello-Leitão, 1923....................Brazil [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002449]
S. f. Mello-Leitão, 1923a: 224 (Dm).
S. f. Bücherl, 1957: 403, f. 90-90a (m).
S. f. Schmidt, 1986: 59, f. 102-103 (m).
S. f. Smith, 1986b: 162, f. 82h (m).
S. f. Smith, 1987d: 162, f. 82h (m).
S. f. Schmidt, 1993d: 98, f. 289-290 (m).
S. f. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 483-484 (m).
S. f. Gabriel & Longhorn, 2011: 163, f. 5a-b (m, considered to be misplaced in this genus).

m ferrugineum Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002450]
S. ferruginea Valerio, 1980a: 264, f. 7-8 (Dm).
S. ferruginea Smith, 1986b: 163, f. 83h (m).
S. ferruginea Smith, 1987d: 163, f. 83h (m).
S. f. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 487 (m).

mf generala Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002451]
S. g. Valerio, 1980a: 266, f. 11-12 (Dmf).
S. g. Smith, 1986b: 163, f. 84h (m).
S. g. Smith, 1987d: 163, f. 84h (m).
S. generalum Peters, 2000b: 110, f. 324 (m).
S. generalum Piepho, 2001: 3, f. 1 (f).
S. g. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 488 (m).
S. g. Peters, 2003: 285, f. 1134-1135 (m).

mf immensum Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002452]
S. immensa Valerio, 1980a: 265, f. 9-10, 17, 34 (Dmf).
S. immensa Smith, 1986b: 163, f. 85h (m).
S. immensa Smith, 1987d: 163, f. 85h (m).
S. i. Peters, 2000b: 111, f. 328 (m).
S. i. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 489-490 (mf).
S. i. Peters, 2003: 286, f. 1139-1141 (mf).

mf melanotarsum Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002453]
S. melanotarsa Valerio, 1980a: 262, f. 1, 3-4, 33 (Dm).
S. melanotarsa Smith, 1986b: 163, f. 86h (m).
S. melanotarsa Smith, 1987d: 163, f. 86h (m).
S. m. Schmidt, 1994d: 1, f. 1 (Df).
S. m. Peters, 2000b: 112, f. 331-332 (mf).
S. m. Piepho, 2001: 3, f. 1 (f).
S. m. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 491-492 (mf).
S. m. Peters, 2003: 287, f. 1144-1146 (mf).

f panamense (Simon, 1891)....................Mexico, Guatemala, Panama [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:001822]
Eurypelma p. Simon, 1891h: 337 (Df).
Eurypelma p. F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897a: 25, pl. 1, f. 5 (Df).
Brachypelma panamensis Peters, 2003: 122, f. 493, 495-498 (mf, may be misidentified).
Brachypelma panamensis Peters, 2005b: 44, f. 130-133 (m, may be misidentified).
S. p. Gabriel, 2009b: 88, f. 3 (Tf from Eurypelma=Avicularia).

mf rubronitens Ausserer, 1875 *....................Central America [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002454]
S. r. Ausserer, 1875: 195, pl. 7, f. 37 (Dm).
Theraphosa panamana Karsch, 1880d: 845 (Dm).
S. panamana F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897a: 16.
S. r. Petrunkevitch, 1925a: 86 (Df).
Aphonopelma balboanum Chamberlin, 1940a: 20 (Df).
Aphonopelma consocius Chamberlin, 1940a: 20 (Df).
S. r. Valerio, 1980a: 261, f. 2 (m).
S. r. Valerio, 1980b: 287 (S).
Aphonopelma consocium Brignoli, 1983c: 134.
S. r. Smith, 1986b: 163, f. 87h (m).
S. r. Smith, 1987d: 163, f. 87h (m).
S. r. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 493 (m).

mf silvicola Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002455]
S. s. Valerio, 1980a: 266, f. 13-14, 18 (Dmf).
S. s. Smith, 1986b: 164, f. 88h (m).
S. s. Smith, 1987d: 164, f. 88h (m).
S. s. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 494-495 (mf).

m upala Valerio, 1980....................Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:002457]
S. u. Valerio, 1980a: 268, f. 15-16 (Dm).
S. u. Smith, 1986b: 164, f. 89h (m).
S. u. Smith, 1987d: 164, f. 89h (m).
S. u. Schmidt, 2003l: 187, f. 496 (m).