are p. spinifer like p. murinus with attitude

phil jones

Arachnoprince
Old Timer
Joined
Dec 17, 2006
Messages
1,052
hi in a book i have p. spinifer and p. murinus look almost the same are they in their attitude ? i have a N.C.F. p. murinus and was just wondering if they are ? -- phil
 

Cheshire

Arachnoking
Old Timer
Joined
Jul 7, 2005
Messages
3,160
I would say they're the same exact species. I know E. pachypus have been imported as P. spinifer in the past, but to my knowledge there is no pternochilus spinifer that exists.

Of course, pictures do help.
 

CedrikG

Arachnoking
Old Timer
Joined
Nov 26, 2004
Messages
3,048
Hi

P. spinifer POCOCK, 1898 = Eucratoscelus constrictus (GERSTÄCKER, 1873)

Eucratoscelus constrictus are'nt availaible in the hobby, we really dont know much about their behavior. They dont share the large and hairy leg IV so you could have confused it with a Pterinochilus sp. This species is recored from Taveta, Voi and Mbuyuni, in south of Kenya, while the Eucratoscelus pachypus is recorded mostly from Kenya, and probably in the north part of Kenya

Saying how a species will react and behave in its environement is just impossible, each individu are different.
 
Last edited:

phormingochilus

Arachnoangel
Old Timer
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Messages
791
The first imports of Pterniochilus murinus UCF were sold as P. spinifer, then as P. sp. "Usumbara" and then P. mammilatus, but were cleared out by Gallon who placed this colour form with the species P. murinus (but as regional colur form from the Usumbara mts. thus the UCF = Usumbara Color Form). Basically in hobby regards they are one and the same species, though in nomenclatural regards the situation is as Cedrik states.

Regards
Søren
 
Top