Ornithoctonus hainana

Ornithoctonus hainana, commonly known as Chinese bird spider, is a species of venomous tarantulas belonging to a family of Theraphosidae. They produce a venom that contains a group of neurotoxic peptides called hainantoxins.[1]


  1. ^ Tang, Xing; Zhang, Yongqun; Hu, Weijun; Xu, Dehong; Tao, Huai; Yang, Xiaoxu; Li, Yan; Jiang, Liping; Liang, Songping (2010). "Molecular Diversification of Peptide Toxins from the TarantulaHaplopelma hainanum(Ornithoctonus hainana) Venom Based on Transcriptomic, Peptidomic, and Genomic Analyses". Journal of Proteome Research 9 (5): 2550–64. doi:10.1021/pr1000016. PMID 20192277. 
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