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New Chilobrachys from Sri Lanka

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Vanessa, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Active Member

    Saw this floating around the FB groups. Gorgeous T. If it does make its way into the hobby, hopefully it does so by legal means, but let's not hold our breaths on that one.
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  2. ThorsWebb

    ThorsWebb Arachnopeon Active Member

    Then just show the world that we as a AB group is for spiders and not want them to get extinct in nature. Let's keep track of any seller that will have them for sale!
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  3. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron

    If they go extinct (hopefully not), then it would be because of their forrest cutted down, no because of poachers...
    (Not advocating poaching, but in case of inverts, it is neglectable compared to habitat loss.)
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  4. ThorsWebb

    ThorsWebb Arachnopeon Active Member

    I basicaly agree with you. But this argument is more often used as an excuse rather than to actually put some effort into stop the deflorisation (or similar). If we really want those speices not to go extinct we should simply not buy them and put those money into nature reserve projects instead. Is it perfect? Of course not! But the question is if you use this as an excuse for not doing something?

    We want, We buy. We go extinct.
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  5. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    I have had the same impression on why some publish their taxonomic papers in the BTS journal. I always figured if one has a weak manuscript, just publish it in the BTS journal because no one else will. There is definitely a difference in the quality of work published in the BTS journal compared to the academic journals.

    In your opinion though, is it better to publish a new species description, even if the paper is weak, just to get it done or is it better to hold off for years and publish with better quality research?
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  6. Vanessa

    Vanessa Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    The quality of work that is accepted is up to the source to determine. People are often going to take the easy way out and, if someone is prepared to publish their substandard work, that is what is going to happen. I would hope that members of the BTS would advise on revising some of the more glaring issues with the paper. Just because it is a hobby journal doesn't mean that they can't have decent publishing standards.
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  7. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    For what it's worth, the end of the paper says, " The editor and the authors would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Richard Gallon for his peer review of this paper"

    Later, Tom
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  8. Mikeyspikeyz

    Mikeyspikeyz Arachnopeon

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  9. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron

    I feel that one of the reasons keeping tarantulas is so fun is the fact that new species are still being discovered on a frequent basis. I didn't get that excited about species with reptiles. When it comes to science, there is so much left to be discovered with tarantulas.
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  10. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Nice find. too bad only females are pretty.

    This was interesting

    of the 593 spider species currently identified on the island, 108 were described within the last two decades. The only guide to Sri Lankan spiders was published more than a century ago, he adds.
  11. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    It would be interesting to have full name numbered lists of both described and undescribed tarantula species to have an exact count of species.
  12. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

  13. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    Wow that's too rad!
  14. Nice
  15. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

  16. Dennis Nedry

    Dennis Nedry Arachnolord Active Member

    I refuse to try and say that species name, c’mon spider scientists you’re killing me
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  17. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Hope they comes up with a good common name for this one;)
  18. Petross

    Petross Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    Very nice new species, but this name is really not the easiest one :-D
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