Adolescent California Ebony Tarantula?
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Adolescent California Ebony Tarantula?

Found on my garage floor in mountainy-desert area of San Diego county. Torso about 1 inch long.
With those pedipalps, I'm actually kinda leaning more towards a mature male of whatever Aphonopelma species it is
 
Definitely MM — you can see the pedipalps in one of the photos too. It makes sense, as T’s are only likely to be wandering around at that stage.

Not sure on the species — there at several where the MMS are all black or nearly so, sometimes with some colored bristles just at the distal abdomen (it looks to me like this T has kicked off the bristles in this region, which is not uncommon). If you want to know the species, you might check out the 2016 paper by Hamilton, Hendixson and Bond — it includes detailed range maps and photos. :)
 

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