Nesiergus gardineri (Hirst, 1911:383)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chaetopelma gardineri Hirst, 1911:383


Conservation Status


Last record: 1974

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Seychelles (Felicite, Grande Soeur, Mahé, Praslin and Silhouette)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hirst, A. S. (1911). The Araneae, Opiliones and Pseudoscorpiones. In: Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905 under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2 14(3): 379-395. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1911.tb00535.x


Other references:

Benoit, P. L. G. (1978). Contributions à l'étude de la faune terrestre des îles granitiques de l'archipel des Séchelles (Mission P.L.G. Benoit - J.J. Van Mol 1972). Araneae Orthognatha. Revue Zoologique Africaine 92: 405-420.

Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Nesiergus gardineri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T196126A2442730. Downloaded on 22 December 2015.

Guadanucci, J. P. L. and Gallon, R. C. (2008). A revision of the spider genera Chaetopelma Ausserer 1871 and Nesiergus Simon 1903 (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Ischnocolinae). Zootaxa 1753: 34-48.

Gerlach, J. and Maursik, Y. (2010). Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester.

Gerlach, Justin, Matyot, P. and Saaristo, M. (1997). Silhouette species list. Phelsuma 5(supplement A): 1-42 [13].

Peters, H.-J. (1998). Tarantulas of the world: Afrika's Vogelspinnen. Self published. 122 pp.

Smith, A. M. (1990). Baboon spiders: Tarantulas of Africa and the Middle East. Fitzgerald Publishing, London, pp. 1-142.


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