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Pamphobeteus nigricolor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Pamphobeteus
Pocock, 1901[1]
Type species
Lasiodora nigricolor
Ausserer, 1875[1]

Pamphobeteus is a genus of tarantulas (family Theraphosidae) native to northwestern South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It includes some of the largest spiders in the world. Pamphobeteus was first believed to be a member of the genus Lasidora, but was later distinguished by the lack of scopulae on the inferior side of the first leg femur and the differences in the organ for stridulation.[2]


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


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Pamphobeteus Pocock, 1901", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-05-21
  2. ^ Bertani, Rogério; Fukushima, Caroline Sayuri & da Silva Júnior, Pedro Ismael (2008), "Two new species of Pamphobeteus Pocock, 1901 (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae) from Brazil, with a new type of stridulatory organ" (PDF), Zootaxa, 1826: 45–58, retrieved 2016-05-21