Honduras Tarantula ID?

Pico Bonito

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Hi Friends,

Can anyone help me ID the tarantula in the attached photo? I live and work in Northern Honduras (The Lodge at Pico Bonito) and we see these commonly but don't know what they are. Thanks
 

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smallara98

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Thats a tough one . I am pretty sure thats not a albopilosum , but I could be wrong .
 

sjl197

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Hi. I sent you an email. Hopefully you got it. Would be great to talk about this, as i doubt it will be immediately obvious to anyone what the species is.
 

Moltar

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It does resemble B. albopilosum but the setae aren't right, they would be more abundant and curlier. I'm interested to see the answer to this question.
 

crawltech

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Also curious??....nearly the same color combinations as B. albo , but doesnt match structurally at all (carapace shape, abdomen, legs)...nice lookin little T non the less.
 

sjl197

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Guys,

There are plenty of undescribed species in the world, it doesnt necessarily have to fit with one that's known. I think thats the case here. I have seen Brachypelma albopilosum from nearby sites in honduras, and they look like ones in the hobby. This one doesnt.
 

Moltar

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Hey Falk, just out of curiosity, what is it in that specimens anatomy that tells you this is Acanthroscurria?
 

sjl197

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Hmm, well, it does seem rather difficult to determine the shape of spermathecae, or clarify whether there are plumose stridulating bristles on the retrolateral surface of palpal trochanter. Neither can i see the single prolateral tibial spur, apical cluster of spines; nor nodule on the retrolateral surface of palp...

i think i can see tan spinnerets though..
 

Falk

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Hey Falk, just out of curiosity, what is it in that specimens anatomy that tells you this is Acanthroscurria?
I was going through a bunch of Acanthoscurria spp. pictures of species not in the hobby and i saw a male that looks similar to the one in the picture, also the shape of carapace but i am only guessing. But im sure it is not an b. albopilosum
 

sjl197

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Falk,

If you have any pics of the mythical Acanthoscurria borealis, i would greatly appreciate to see the entire animal habitus. I am rather doubtful Acanthoscurria occur on mainland central america. Its not impossible, i just dont trust that A.borealis is from nearby Guatemala.

Best wishes
stuart
 

Falk

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Falk,

If you have any pics of the mythical Acanthoscurria borealis, i would greatly appreciate to see the entire animal habitus. I am rather doubtful Acanthoscurria occur on mainland central america. Its not impossible, i just dont trust that A.borealis is from nearby Guatemala.

Best wishes
stuart
Hi.
I never said Acanthoscurria borealis:) The picture just looks like an Achanthoscurria i had in my head. Cant remember where i saw the picture but it feels like i need to find it just to compare.

I could be totaly wrong:p
 

metallica

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i think this is a spiderling from the unknown tarantula species.

 

Spidershane1

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Why is everyone mentioning B albo? Is it because thats the only common T you know of with the word Honduran in it? If so, thats a horrible way to ID a T -Theres more than one species of tarantula from Honduras.
 

moose35

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is that Mygalarachne brevipes?

i can't dind a pic on the internet of 1 so maybe i'm right :?


moose
 
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sjl197

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and i cant find a picture of Phormictopus atrichromatus from hondruas,... does it make it that species by default?

And no, i dont think its M.brevipes, the chelicerae are too small on this and the caput is much too low.


+1 Spidershane1. Well said.

-1 Metallica. Shame on you trying to matching a spiderling to an adult ... but at least you are talking about a spiderling from the same location ±1?
 
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