Notifications to the Parties
No 2000/046 Geneva, 31 July 2000
Taxonomy of the genus Brachypelma
1. Notification to the Parties No. 1998/29 of 30 June 1998 provided the Parties with details of the taxonomy of the genus Brachypelma and the species that were covered by the Convention following the inclusion of this taxon in Appendix II.
2. At its 11th meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopted document Doc. 126.96.36.199, requesting the Secretariat to re-issue the Notification referred to above, with some additional information.
3. The following 17 taxa are considered to be covered by the inclusion of Brachypelma spp. in Appendix II.
Aphonopelma albiceps (Pocock, 1903)
Aphonopelma pallidum (Pickard-Cambridge, 1897)
Brachypelma albopilosum Valerio, 1980
Brachypelma angustum Valerio, 1980
Brachypelma auratum Schmidt, 1992
Brachypelma aureoceps (Chamberlin, 1917)
Brachypelma baumgarteni Smith, 1993
Brachypelma boehmei Schmidt & Klaas, 1994
Brachypelma embrithes (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936)
Brachypelma emilia (White, 1856)
Brachypelma epicureanum (Chamberlin, 1925)
Brachypelma fossorium Valerio, 1980
Brachypelma mesomelas (Pickard-Cambridge, 1892)
Brachypelma sabulosum (Pickard-Cambridge, 1897)
Brachypelma smithi (Pickard-Cambridge, 1897) (includes the synonyms Brachypelma annitha and Brachypelma harmorii)
Brachypelma vagans (Ausserer, 1875)
Brachypelmides klaasi Schmidt & Krause, 1994
4. Brachypelma andrewi is a synonym of Euathlus truncatus, a species not subject to the provisions of the Convention.
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