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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Phormingochilus

Phormingochilus is a genus of spiders in the Theraphosidae family (also known as the true tarantulas). It was first described in 1895 by Pocock. As of 2016, it contains five Asian species.[1] They are a genus of Asian arboreal spiders, known for bursts of speed and defensiveness when cornered, and is occasionally kept as an exotic pet.[2] Phormingochilus spiders are native Sumatra, Sulawesi and Borneo.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Theraphosidae". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ "Phormingochilus sp. Sabah Blue".