Historical aviculariine drawings. 1 Maria Sybilla Merian’s plate from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705) depicting an Avicularia avicularia eating a bird 2Clusius’ (1611) drawing of a possible Pachistopelma sp., the oldest known illustration of a tarantula (Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae) in the New World.

  Part of: Fukushima CS, Bertani R (2017) Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of Avicularia Lamarck, 1818 (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae) with description of three new aviculariine genera. ZooKeys 659: 1-185. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.659.10717