- Aptostichus fornax Bond, 2012: figs. 298–303 map 33
- Holotype: CAS AP418, ♂.
- Type locality: California, Inyo County, Panamint Valley sand dunes, 36.09167, -117.25917, 317m, coll. D. Giuliani 17.ii.1972.
- Etymology: The specific epithet is a noun taken in apposition and refers to the hot climate in which this species is found. Fornax is a southern constellation; the name is Latin for furnace. In Roman mythology Fornax is the goddess of the hearth.
- Bond, J.E. 2012: Phylogenetic treatment and taxonomic revision of the trapdoor spider genus Aptostichus Simon (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Euctenizidae). ZooKeys, 252: 1–209. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.252.3588 Reference page.