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Vitalius Paranaensis Female fresh molted
TBR, Sep 20, 2018
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    • boina
      Are you really sure this is paranaensis? Because paranaensis is brown, even with a pink-ish tint to it... This looks much too dark and too grey/black.
    • TBR
      @boina

      Hello.

      Yes, she is V. paranaensis.

      V. paranaensis is a.k.a. "Brazilian Brown". This common name makes us to think it has only brown color.

      I know there are so many wrong identification cases in hobby market.

      So I checked classification key of Vitalius spp. and concluded she is V. paranaensis as she has shory hairs on ventral coxae, few long hairs on ventral femora face, and spermatheca bulbs not enlarged.

      We should not overlook color variation and time since it molted(also, Bertani(2001) refered about dark cephalic region). I think she will get more brown after many days.

      I attach photos of her sisters for you. :)



      [reference]
      Bertani, R. (2001). Revision, cladistic analysis, and zoogeography of Vitalius, Nhandu, and Proshapalopus; with notes on other theraphosine genera (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Arquivos de Zoologia
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