Theraphosidae


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Theraphosidae

(thĕr″ă-fŏs′ĭ-dē) [NL]
The scientific name for the family of mildly venomous, hairy spiders known popularly as tarantulas.
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Preliminary review of Indian Eumenophorinae (Araneae: Theraphosidae) with description of a new genus and five new species from the Western Ghats.
We found one case of cannibalism and several injuries between the females, which were considered uncommon for Theraphosidae (Costa & Perez-Miles 2002).
"Biogeography and conservation of the bromeliad tarantula Pachistopelma rufonigrum (Aranae, Theraphosidae) in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil." J.
Species of pepsine wasp larvae associated with tarantula (Theraphosidae) spider hosts in Hidalgo County, Texas.
The genera were selected to represent divergent clades in the Theraphosidae. The genera tested were Aphonopelma (Theraphsoinae), Avicularia (Aviculariinae), Pterinochilius (Harpactirinae), Heterothele (Old World Ischonocolinae), Holothele (New World Ischonocolinae), Hysterocrates (Eumonophorinae), Selencosmia (Selenocosminnae), and Cyriopagopus (Ornithoctoninae).