Vitalius paranaensis.
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Vitalius paranaensis.

"Growing" a leg. Lol.
gorgeous
any idea why some of the Pamphobeteus species have been moved to this genus?
for example P. sp. platoyomma = V. platoyomma now even though the spiderlings and adult sport the typical Pamphobeteus colours?
or does this genus/species have the black christmas-tree pattern on orange as well, as slings?
 
gorgeous
any idea why some of the Pamphobeteus species have been moved to this genus?
for example P. sp. platoyomma = V. platoyomma now even though the spiderlings and adult sport the typical Pamphobeteus colours?
or does this genus/species have the black christmas-tree pattern on orange as well, as slings?
I don't know if I got it right but I'll try to explain it. Lol.

Pamphobeteus platyomma was actually a misidentified species. It was in the wrong genus and it was transferred to Vitalius, but actually as V. wacketi, meaning the type individual described as P. platyomma, was actually a V. wacketi. The P. platyomma in the hobby is another Pamphobeteus, which no one knows the species yet.

As for V. platyomma, what I know is that it became nomina dubia, which means its type is no longer available or in a good shape to be revised.
 
oh thank you i hadn't realised this, i thought it might have been the same spider but gotten the other name first
this makes much more sense

when looking just at the Pamphobeteus genus descripions in the wsc it seemed like it had just been moved to the other genus
i will have to edit a few of my earlier posts now, so they don't cause confusion as well
thx
 
oh thank you i hadn't realised this, i thought it might have been the same spider but gotten the other name first
this makes much more sense

when looking just at the Pamphobeteus genus descripions in the wsc it seemed like it had just been moved to the other genus
i will have to edit a few of my earlier posts now, so they don't cause confusion as well
thx
Anytime.

About the hobby individuals, keepers started to label them as P. sp. "Platyomma" to avoid creating hybrids, since there are lots of Pamphobeteus species that is very similar.
 
Yea i know, when i got my P.sp. machala slings i had the option of getting P.sp. platoyomma as well and to be honest they looked almost identical to each other and even some of the recognised species.
as i understand it a lot of the ones out there could also theoretically just be different localities of the same new species or even localities of the already described species.
I don't even want to think about what would happen if someone wilfully mislabled them to make a quick buck, makes me think i shouldn't even try to find a male.
 

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