Gabriel R., Sherwood D., Longhorn S.J. 2020. The revised taxonomic placement of the genus Acentropelma Pocock, 1901 and restoration of the genus Pseudoschizopelma Smith, 1995 (Aranei: Theraphosidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.4: 453–466 [in English].
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ABSTRACT. The genus Acentropelma Pocock, 1901 is redefined and the type species, A. spinulosum F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897 is redescribed. Pseudoschizopelma Smith, 1995 gen.rest. is restored to house Acentropelma macropus (Ausserer, 1875) creating the restored combination Pseudoschizopelma macropus comb.rest. Acentropelma sorkini Smith, 1995 syn.n. is considered a junior synonym of P. macropus based on indistinguishable palpal bulb, tibial apophysis and spermathecal morphology. The paratype female of former A. sorkini, originally designated and described by Smith  is found to be an immature Brachypelma Simon, 1891 – possibly Brachypelma kahlenbergi Rudloff, 2008. Additional morphological features for A. gutzkei are included to complement the original description by Reichling , and its placement discussed.
KEY WORDS: Araneae, taxonomy, morphology, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, tarantula.