Pamphobeteus tetracanthus?

blackacidevil

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Does anyone have the "complete introduction to TARANTULAS" (I'm sure some of you do). On page 14 there is a pic of this species and I've never seen anything like it. If it goes by a different name now, what is it?


Same goes for the Baboon spider on page 33.
 

Code Monkey

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I don't have the book, but according to Platnick, P. tetracanthus was moved to Vitalius dubius.

Any time you're wondering about the current name of a T you should check this site out. It's not necessarily 100% up to date as it takes time for him to update the site for recent changes, but it's the most comprehensive, most accurate listing of recognised theraphosid species.
 

pronty

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I have "A complete guide to TARANTULAS". I think it's the same book. In my book the pic and the spider are suspiciously greenish.. Maybe distorted...

I don't know anything about that Harpactirella sp. on page 33...
 

dennis

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Keep in mind, the book was published in 1987 ... so thats 16 years ago (at least my version does). Some things sure have changed since then :). The psalmopoeus cambridgei on page 5 is called a "Tepemechenius plumipes"...

Dennis
 

blackacidevil

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Originally posted by pronty
I have "A complete guide to TARANTULAS". I think it's the same book. In my book the pic and the spider are suspiciously greenish.. Maybe distorted...

I don't know anything about that Harpactirella sp. on page 33...

Yeah, that spider looks like it glows in the dark. I'm sure it was manipulated somhow but I wonder if they even had photoshop back then:p .
 
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