pictorial overview about the arboreal tarantulas from the Americas without urticating setae (except Ephebopus sp.). The study of these mainly arboreal living tarantulas have been increased in recent years and many more insights appear to be published in upcoming years.

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Additional links & references

  • Overview of Psalmopoeinae at Tarantupedia /
  • Cifuentes Y (2018) Revisão taxonômica e analise cladística dos gêneros de tarântulas arborícolas Psalmopoeus Pocock, 1985 e Tapinauchenius Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Aviculariinae). Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Cifuentes, Y. & Bertani, R. (2022). Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the tarantula genera Tapinauchenius Ausserer, 1871, Psalmopoeus Pocock, 1985, and Amazonius n. gen. (Theraphosidae, Psalmopoeinae). Zootaxa 5101(1): 1-123.
  • Hüsser M (2018) A first phylogenetic analysis reveals a new arboreal tarantula genus from South America with description of a new species and two new species of Tapinauchenius Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae). ZooKeys 784:59–93
  • Foley S, Lüddecke T, Chen D-Q, Krehenwinkel H, Kuenzel S, Longhorn SJ, Wendt I, von Wirth V, Taenzler R, Vences M, Piel WH (2019) Tarantula phylogenomics: A robust phylogeny of multiple tarantula lineages inferred from transcriptome data sheds light on the prickly issue of urticating setae evolution. bioRxiv 501262. doi:

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