Gallon, R. C. 2008. On some poorly known African Harpactirinae, with notes on Avicuscodra arabica Strand, 1908 and Scodra pachypoda Strand, 1908 (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 14 (5): 232–246.
The holotype ‘‘female’’ of Harpactirella flavipilosa Lawrence, 1936 was re-examined and found to be an immature male, and a junior synonym of Pterinochilus lugardi Pocock, 1900. Pterinochilus cryptus sp. n. is described from Angola. Pterinochilus leetzi Schmidt, 2002 is considered a junior synonym of Pterinochilus murinus Pocock, 1897. Ceratogyrus bechuanicus Purcell, 1902 is treated as a junior synonym of Ceratogyrus darlingi Pocock, 1897. The genus Avicuscodra Strand, 1908 is removed from the synonymy of Chaetopelma Ausserer, 1871 and made a junior synonym of Avicularia Lamarck, 1818. The Egyptian type locality of Avicuscodra arabica Strand, 1908 is considered erroneous. Heteroscodra pachypoda (Strand, 1908) is returned to the genus Stromatopelma Karsch, 1881.