Heteroscodra Maculata/ Pterinochilus murinus?!

Wolfywolf7

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while doing some research on my newest tarantula, a Starburst Baboon, I found that some websites call it by Heteroscodra Maculata while other sites say Pterinochilus murinus. I'm confused! I thought it was Pterinochilus murinus. Would someone wanna clear this up for me please?
 

Dreadz

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The common name could be a number of different T's. So most of the time common names really don't matter when it comes to T's. I would just stick to scientific names if i were you. Starburst Baboon is the common name for Pterinochilus murinus. The common name for Heteroscodra Maculata is Ornamental Baboon. Hope this clears some stuff up for you.
 

Wolfywolf7

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i was using the scientific name Pterinochilus murinus, i may be wrong though, i doubt mine's a ornamental ill post up some pics.
 

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it's either a H.maculata or P.murinus... post pictures. :wall:
 

grayhound

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obt and ornamental

From what I've seen, The Pternochilus is Orange and referred to as an Sunburst orange OBT. The H MAC is an Ornamental Baboon and is white with grayish accents....
 

Wolfywolf7

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thats what i was thinking, would i have to wait before it molts again to sex it? i could try posting a pic of its underside, i've never sexed a T before....
 

JC

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Looks like P.murinus under very heavy premolt.
 

Wolfywolf7

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yeahhh... ill just wait till it molts, someone mentioned it looked like it was premolt but who knows. I'll keep you guys uodated thanks for the help
 

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Way to fuzzy.. but the ends of those palps look awfully enlarged to me...
Can you take a clearer picture of just the palps? Might be a MM.
 

Spidershane1

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P. murinus is commonly refered to as 'orange starburst baboon'.

H. maculata is commonly refered to as 'Togo starburst baboon'.
 
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