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Amazing new Ceratogyrus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Sarkhan42, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnolord Active Member

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    It's finally here and we have excellent photos included in it- I'm floored to finally be able to see the species in greater detail with a description attached. The horn is SOFT, unlike the other members of the genus, what a bizarre adaptation.

    Welcome Ceratogyrus attonitifer!

    I also appreciate the end of the paper- "The specific locality details of the new records are redacted from this publication due to concerns that they may facilitate illegal collecting for the pet trade"
     
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  2. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking Active Member

    Looks more like a long flap then a horn, thats one strange looking spider.

    To all of those who are unsettled by the other known horned tarantulas, this one will give you nightmares lol.
     
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  3. Jurdon

    Jurdon Arachnoknight

    woah! that horn is massive! this genus just gets easier to love by the day!
     
  4. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince Active Member

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    The white stripe on the abdomen's ventral is interesting. Not so common in T's. And that horn looks like a floppy hat.
     
  5. sasker

    sasker Arachnobaron Active Member

    I would love to see this spider molting. Would be very interesting to see the horn come out white :D
     
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  6. Hardus nameous

    Hardus nameous Arachno FNG Arachnosupporter

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    I wonder if the males have any sort of horn?
     
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    korlash091 Arachnosquire Active Member

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  8. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking Active Member

    Good question, I didn't see any reference of sexual dimorphism in the paper.
     
  9. Hardus nameous

    Hardus nameous Arachno FNG Arachnosupporter

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    In the Abstract section it said the species was described by females, so I don't think they've confirmed any males yet.
     
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  10. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking Active Member

    I wouldn't surprised if the males had a similar feature, only smaller in comparison.
     
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  11. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    The Seraph Arachnobaron Active Member

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  13. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

    WOW! How amazing!
     
  14. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I have merged these two threads.
     
  15. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone remember the thread when the discovery of this species was first announced? click
     
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  16. korg

    korg Arachnobaron Active Member

    Something about that "horn" makes me want to squeeze it.
     
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  17. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnobaron Active Member

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    That is the WEIRDEST looking tarantula I have ever seen and I love it :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  18. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist Arachnosupporter

    This to me looks super gross and it kind of makes my skin crawl. Looks a bit like it’s walking around with a gentleman sausage on it. Sorry, but that’s what I think of first when I look at it. This is probably the first and only T I actually dislike.
     
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  19. shaneshac

    shaneshac Arachnosquire

    Awesome! When you think you have seen it all something new is found and it surpasses anything you thought possible

    Great looking T, i wonder if this is to aid suction of juices from their prey or to hold water for times of drought!
     
  20. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Finally, now I can believe this is actually a real T.

    I have the GPS coordinates in my phone to find these.