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Brachypelma smithi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Arachnida Araneae Theraphosidae

Scientific Name: Brachypelma smithi
Species Authority: (Cambridge, 1897)
Common Name(s):
English Red-kneed Tarantula, Mexican Red Knee Tarantula
Synonym(s):
Euathlus smithi Pickard-Cambridge, 1897
Taxonomic Source(s): West, R. C. 2005. The Brachypelma of Mexico. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 20(4): 108-119.
Taxonomic Notes: Euathlus smithi was placed under Brachypelma in 1903 by Pocock. There was debate in the 1990s about the placement of Brachypelma and there seemed to be agreement to remove it from synonymy under Euathlus. Since 1992 Brachypelma has been widely accepted as a valid genus which includes the species B. smithi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 1994 – Insufficiently Known (K)
  • 1990 – Insufficiently Known (K)
  • 1988 – Insufficiently Known (K)
  • 1986 – Insufficiently Known (K)
  • 1983 – Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Native:
Mexico
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All species in the genus are listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Brachypelma smithi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T8152A12893193. . Downloaded on 26 July 2016.
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