monocentropus longimanus

toro

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Has anyone seen the photo on the Internet monocentropus longimanus

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toro

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species described long ago, but the photo does not exist anywhere :(
 

bannishg

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Species was described as being from Yemen, (not explicitly Socotra Island like M. Balfouri), so likely from mainland Arabian Yemen. I don't expect any spider surveys will be conducted in that area anytime soon, due to a most unfortunate political climate. If anywhere it would probably inhabit the only stretches of tropical forest on the Arabian Peninsuela, which are around Aden, and near and into the coastal border with Oman.

Another species I would like to see photos of, but probably won't for the same reason, is Selenocosmia Pritami (Dyer, 1935), the only recorded tarantula to occur in Pakistan. Since it isn't specified whether it is West Pakistan (Pakistan as we know it today) or East Pakistan (today known as Bangladesh), it may indeed be a Bangladeshi spider. This still doesn't rule out the possibilities of tarantulas in Pakistan, as it is almost 100% certain they can be found there.

On that note, there are no species recorded to occur in Bangladesh, yet I know for a fact that the country is absolutely teeming with them. I have seen pictures of them, and most are the same spiders that are recorded in the Assam region of India and Burma. There are also many countries in Africa that have tons of them despite the having none of them described from the region.
 

LucN

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Never seen a MM with such elongated pedipalps, maybe it's because the females are so vicious and the male needs to take every precaution possible.
 

Smotzer

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Can tarantulas get any weirder? I mean really, does anyone else wonder what happened in the evolution of the mygalomorphae to spawn such strange looking spiders? It looks like nature was playing trial and error with these things. o_O
Never seen a MM with such elongated pedipalps, maybe it's because the females are so vicious and the male needs to take every precaution possible.
AGREED! Truly incredible to look at the proportions of the front leg and pedipalp femurs!! Wild!
 

Edan bandoot

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Can tarantulas get any weirder? I mean really, does anyone else wonder what happened in the evolution of the mygalomorphae to spawn such strange looking spiders? It looks like nature was playing trial and error with these things. o_O
I mean if you think about how some of the Asian fossiorials mate it's kinda surprising they don't all have long pedipalps like that.
 

Arachnid Addicted

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This male is the epitome of "better be safe than sorry", when it comes to tarantula breeding.
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Awesome specimen, hope something more concrete about it come out soon.
 

Seemannnni

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Can someone send the photo included in that link? Not working for me as I lack a Facebook account.
 

l4nsky

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I really want to know what a MF looks like now...
 

basin79

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Can someone send the photo included in that link? Not working for me as I lack a Facebook account.
It isn't a link. It's literally the photo of the tarantula. Not sure why it's showing as a link for you.

To be honest I only thought Monocentropus had lambertoni and balfouri.
 

l4nsky

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I don't know if you have Instagram but, accordingly to Tarantupedia's account, they will post a video soon.
(See the commentaries section to find this info.)
No socials, but I'm guessing it'll be on their YT channel. I'll keep a watch on their channel, thank you for the heads up.
 

Seemannnni

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It isn't a link. It's literally the photo of the tarantula. Not sure why it's showing as a link for you.

To be honest I only thought Monocentropus had lambertoni and balfouri.
Probably some cross-site cookie blocker or some software I pertain. Thanks for the heads up
 

Kaceydm

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Can tarantulas get any weirder? I mean really, does anyone else wonder what happened in the evolution of the mygalomorphae to spawn such strange looking spiders? It looks like nature was playing trial and error with these things. o_O
I seem to have revived a thread 😮
 
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