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Monocentropus balfouri Pocock, 1897.jpg
Monocentropus balfouri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Monocentropus
Pocock, 1897[1]
Type species
M. balfouri
Pocock, 1897

Monocentropus is a genus of tarantulas that was first described by Reginald Innes Pocock in 1897.[2] As of March 2020 it contains three species, found on Madagascar and in Yemen: M. balfouri, M. lambertoni, and M. longimanus.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Gen. Monocentropus Pocock, 1897". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2020. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  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. 65 (3): 724–774.