This species is 45% complete

Poecilotheria smithi Kirk, 1996

Sri Lanka
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IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Poecilotheria smithi
  • Described By: Kirk, 1996
  • Researcher Profile: Peter J. Kirk
  • Genus: Poecilotheria
  • Etymology: Named after arachnologist Andrew M. Smith
  • Common Name: Yellowbacked Ornamental
  • Original Type Locality: Haragama, near Kandy, Sri Lanka
    • Poecilotheria smithi Kirk, 1996
    • Poecilotheria pococki Charpentier, 1996
    • Poecilotheria smithi Peters, 2000
    • Poecilotheria smithi Schmidt, 2003
    • Poecilotheria smithi Gabriel, Gallon & Smith, 2013

Specimen Records

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Poecilotheria smithi
Holotype : (BMNH 1908.6.30.2), Sri Lanka
Paratype : (BMNH(E) 1996.182), Sri Lanka

Adult Male Activity

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Habitat and Type Locality