This little dude was found in Lake Elsinore California. By location it should be the A. eutylenum but the gold carapace is very gold for that species. So Hopefully there is Aphonopelma pro here that can help.
This one is quite the mystery. Females and immature A. eutylenum are blonde; males are dark grey/ black with a golden carapace. This one isn't a mature male so I wouldn't say this is A. eutylenum. A. steindachneri also shares the same distribution in southern California as A. eutylenum and is a large black species. This one isn't a large black tarantula so I don't think it is A. steindachneri. It is definitely not A. anax since that species is located in south Texas. I'm stumped. Got anymore of these you can send my way so I can examine one?