is this a Aphonopelma chalcodes ??
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is this a Aphonopelma chalcodes ??

It's a mature male, whatever it is. Aphonopelma mature males tend to look a lot alike, so without knowing the location where this T was found, or whether it was sold as an Aphonopelma chalcodes if it was a captive, it's hard to say. I do know that mature males of that species tend to be a lot darker, and look very different from, the adult females.

pitbulllady
 
It was caught it in the mountains of San Bernardino National Forest. There were many smaller lighter colored ones around him, if that helps any.
 
Winchester76 said:
It was caught it in the mountains of San Bernardino National Forest. There were many smaller lighter colored ones around him, if that helps any.
I don't believe that A. chalcodes is found there, although I'm sure that A. iodius is,and females of that species are much lighter in color than males. On second look at the spider you posted, though, I'm not quite sure it's a tarantula. The feet don't look right to me-too small. It really looks more like a Nmesid species, possibly a Calistoga Spider, Calisoga longitarsus. Those are Mygalomorphs, just not tarantulas.

pitbulllady
 

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