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Mamisha-X

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I am doing a project for my art class and it involves a Tarantula Identification Book I am creating. I am starting with the list below and would like help identifying common names of certian T's. also please feel free to correct me and add to the list (If you add to the list please Give me both Scientific and Common name of the T) :) TYIA

Haplopelma lividum - Cobalt Blue
Lasiodora parahybana - Salmon Pink Bird Eater
Nhandu chromatus - Brazilian Red and White ???
Cyclosternum fasciatum - Costa Rican Tiger Rump ???
Aphonopelma anax - Texas Tan
Heteroscodra maculata - Ornamental Baboon ???
Pterinochilus murinus - OBT, Usambara Baboon, Starburst Baboon ???
Theraphosa blondi - Goliath Bird Eater
Xenesthis immanis - ???
Grammostola rosea - Chilean Rose Hair
Grammostola pulchra - Brazilian Black ???
Grammostola pulchripes - Choco Golden Knee ???
Avicularia avicularia - Guyana Pink Toe
Avicularia metallica - Metallic Pink Toe ???
Avicularia virsicolor - ???
Brachypelma smithi - Mexican Red Knee
Brachypelma emilia - Mexican Red Leg ??
Brachypelma albopilosum - Curly Hair
Poecilotheria metallica - ???
Poecilotheria regalis - Indian Ornamental
Poecilotheria rufilata - Red Slate Ornamental
Poecilotheria ornata - ???
Poecilotheria Smithi - ???
Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Sun Tiger
Psalmopoeus cambridgei - Trinidad Chevron
Psalmopoeus pulcher - ???
psalmopoeus reduncus - ???
 
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Haplopelma lividum - Cobalt Blue
Lasiodora parahybana - Salmon Pink Bird Eater
Nhandu chromatus - Brazilian Red and White ???
Cyclosternum fasciatum - Costa Rican Tiger Rump ???
Aphonopelma anax - Texas Tan
Heteroscodra maculata - Ornamental Baboon ???
Pterinochilus murinus - OBT, Usambara Baboon, Starburst Baboon ???
Theraphosa blondi - Goliath Bird Eater
Xenesthis immanis - ???
Grammostola rosea - Chilian Rose Hair
Grammostola pulchra - Brazilian Black ???
Grammostola pulchripes - Chaco Golden Knee
Avicularia avicularia - Guyana Pink Toe
Avicularia metallica - Metallic Pink Toe ???
Avicularia Virsicolor - (versicolor :) ) antilles pinktoe
Brachypelma smithi - Mexican Red Knee
Brachypelma emilia - Mexican Red Leg ??
Brachypelma albopilosum - Curly Hair
Poecilotheria metallica - gooty sapphire ornamental
Poecilotheria regalis - Indian Ornamental
Poecilotheria rufilata - Red Slate Ornamental
Poecilotheria ornata - fringed ornamental
Poecilotheria Smithi - ???
Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Sun Tiger
Psalmopoeus cambridgei - Trinidad Chevron
Psalmopoeus pulcher - panama blonde
psalmopoeus reduncus - orange mouth tree spider
 

odiakkoh

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Spelling correction: Chilean Rose (Grammostola rosea) not Chilian

Adding to the list: Greenbottle Blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
 

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X. immanis: Colombian Lesserblack
A. versicolor: Antilles pinktoe
P. metallica: Gooty Sapphire Ornamental
P. ornata: Fringed Ornamental
P. smithi: Yellow-backed Ornamental
P. pulcher: Panama Blonde
P. reduncus: Costa Rican Orangemouth

*I should add I found these using google...it was really simple...I just typed in "[scientific name] common name" and there it was

Cass
 

Mamisha-X

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thank you for all the corrections and input. Also I kno I could google it all but I like getting info from people I can hold a conversation with :)
Plus I want some more suggestions on what other T's to put in the book
 

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Poecilotheria Smithi - Yellowbacked Ornamental Tarantula,

Xenesthis immanis - Colombian lesser black




thank you for all the corrections and input. Also I kno I could google it all but I like getting info from people I can hold a conversation with :)
Plus I want some more suggestions on what other T's to put in the book
 

Bill S

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This thread touches on an interesting issue. In other fields (ornithology, herpetology) there are official standardized lists of common names, although those lists are sometimes controversial and challenged and periodically revised. Is there a similar standardized list for any groups of arachnids? Or do hobbyists and scientists simply lobby for their favorites?
 

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Brachypelma boehmei - Mexican Fireleg
Brachypelma vagans - Mexican Red Rump
 

Mack&Cass

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This thread touches on an interesting issue. In other fields (ornithology, herpetology) there are official standardized lists of common names, although those lists are sometimes controversial and challenged and periodically revised. Is there a similar standardized list for any groups of arachnids? Or do hobbyists and scientists simply lobby for their favorites?
According to Schultz there is a "Committee on Common Names of Arachnids of the American Arachnological Society" that has produced the Common Names of Arachnids. I'm not sure if it is available online.
Mackenzie
 

Mack&Cass

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thank you for all the corrections and input. Also I kno I could google it all but I like getting info from people I can hold a conversation with :)
Plus I want some more suggestions on what other T's to put in the book
Ceratogyrus spp. and Augacephalus spp. have some beautiful contrasting markings that would go well in your book. As well as Encyocratella olivacea.
Mackenzie
 

Mamisha-X

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Ceratogyrus spp. and Augacephalus spp. have some beautiful contrasting markings that would go well in your book. As well as Encyocratella olivacea.
Mackenzie
I have never heard of any of those! i will look them up and add them! also everyone else who has added to the list, thank you!
 

EightLeggedFrea

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I am doing a project for my art class and it involves a Tarantula Identification Book I am creating. I am starting with the list below and would like help identifying common names of certian T's. also please feel free to correct me and add to the list (If you add to the list please Give me both Scientific and Common name of the T) :) TYIA

Haplopelma lividum - Cobalt Blue
Lasiodora parahybana - Salmon Pink Bird Eater
Nhandu chromatus - Brazilian Red and White ???
Cyclosternum fasciatum - Costa Rican Tiger Rump ???
Aphonopelma anax - Texas Tan
Heteroscodra maculata - Ornamental Baboon ???
Pterinochilus murinus - OBT, Usambara Baboon, Starburst Baboon ???
Theraphosa blondi - Goliath Bird Eater
Xenesthis immanis - ???
Grammostola rosea - Chilean Rose Hair
Grammostola pulchra - Brazilian Black ???
Grammostola pulchripes - Choco Golden Knee ???
Avicularia avicularia - Guyana Pink Toe
Avicularia metallica - Metallic Pink Toe ???
Avicularia virsicolor - ???
Brachypelma smithi - Mexican Red Knee
Brachypelma emilia - Mexican Red Leg ??
Brachypelma albopilosum - Curly Hair
Poecilotheria metallica - ???
Poecilotheria regalis - Indian Ornamental
Poecilotheria rufilata - Red Slate Ornamental
Poecilotheria ornata - ???
Poecilotheria Smithi - ???
Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Sun Tiger
Psalmopoeus cambridgei - Trinidad Chevron
Psalmopoeus pulcher - ???
psalmopoeus reduncus - ???
Poecilotheria ornata - Fringed ornamental
Psalmopoeus reduncus - Orange-mouthed tree spider
Heteroscodra maculata - Togo starburst or "ornamental" baboon
Ceratogyrus brachycephalus - Greater horned baboon
Tapinauchenius gigas - Orange tree spider
Megaphobema mesomelas - Costa Rican red leg
 

natebugman

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According to Schultz there is a "Committee on Common Names of Arachnids of the American Arachnological Society" that has produced the Common Names of Arachnids. I'm not sure if it is available online.
Mackenzie
It is available online. Here's the address: http://www.atshq.org/articles/acn5.pdf. The only problem is it's from 2003 so it's out of date and missing some of the more recent tarantulas.
 

Bill S

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It is available online. Here's the address: http://www.atshq.org/articles/acn5.pdf. The only problem is it's from 2003 so it's out of date and missing some of the more recent tarantulas.
Thanks very much for posting this. Given the many thousands of arachnid species out there, this effort is doomed to only cover the better known or most important species. Updating would be a pretty tough job, so there may not be a more recent edition.

It's also worth noting that the official list has some names slightly different than ones posted above.

Hughes1312 - the section most useful to you will be on pages 33 and 34 of the document natebugman posted.
 
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