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Amazing new Ceratogyrus

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

  1. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnolord


    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

    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

    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 Arachnodemon 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... just..... no. Arachnosupporter

    I wonder if the males have any sort of horn?
  7. korlash091

    korlash091 Arachnosquire

  8. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

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

    Hardus nameous Arachno... just..... no. Arachnosupporter

    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

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

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

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  12. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnobaron Active Member

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  13. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince 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 Arachnodemon Active Member

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

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist 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

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

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