Euathlus affinis

Euathlus affinis is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae (tarantulas). It is native to Chile.[1]

Euathlus affinis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Euathlus
Species:
E. affinis
Binomial name
Euathlus affinis
(Nicolet, 1849)[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Avicularia affinis
  • Brachypelma affinis
  • Mygale affinis

TaxonomyEdit

The species was first described in 1849 as Mygale affinis. However, Mygale had been used previously for a genus of mammals, and the correct name for the genus is Avicularia,[2] making this species Avicularia affinis. It was subsequently transferred to Brachypelma in 1936 and then to Euathlus in 2017.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Taxon details Euathlus affinis (Nicolet, 1849)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2017-03-08
  2. ^ Fukushima, C.S. & Bertani, R. (2017), "Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of Avicularia Lamarck, 1818 (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae) with description of three new aviculariine genera", ZooKeys (659): 1–185, Suppl. 1–5, doi:10.3897/zookeys.659.10717, PMC 5345366, PMID 28331414