Hysterocrates crassipes vs. gigas

TechComMike

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Had originally thought the main differences between these were crassipes more of a browner tone rather than redder and thicker hind legs but then I saw some discussion from early 2000's suggesting crassipes maxed out as full grown adult much smaller, like 5"s ballpark versus gigas 8". This seems strange for same genus. Is current thinking still the same or is there evidence now of crassipes also reaching larger size?
 

The Grym Reaper

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I saw some discussion from early 2000's suggesting crassipes maxed out as full grown adult much smaller, like 5"s ballpark versus gigas 8". This seems strange for same genus.
Why would that be strange? Plenty of genera with that kind of size difference (or more) between the species they contain.
 
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