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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Anoploscelus
Pocock, 1897[1]

Anoploscelus is a genus of spiders in the family Theraphosidae (tarantulas). It is native to East Africa.[1]


The genus Anoploscelus was erected by Reginald Innes Pocock in 1897 for the species Anoploscelus celeripes, based on a single male collected from near Lake Tanganyika in modern day Tanzania.[1][2]


As of May 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Anoploscelus Pocock, 1897", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-05-26
  2. ^ Pocock, R.I. (1897). "On the spiders of the suborder Mygalomorphae from the Ethiopian Region, contained in the collection of the British Museum". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1897: 724–774. pp. 759–760