Yeah, or just post it here, I'd like to know as well.. You're right, now that I remember it, it was the herc that was too rough to be typed anymore, not both.Originally posted by LaRiz
If anybody really knows the taxonomic characteristics of the real "hercules", please PM me, 'cause this interests me.
But of course I meant on what characters the two can be differentiated on, supposedly..Originally posted by Martin H.
He will tell you, that you can't make a 100% positive ID from a photo only, because colours are NO taxonomic stable characters! And the important taxonomic charaters are to small to be seen on a photo.
all the best,
I understand that true H.hurcules is noticeably darker (olive brownish) then other Hysterocrates spp. Although as Martin has said color is nothing to go by, there isn't much at all that discerns hurcules from gigas, or other Hysto species for that matter. Location collection data would definately help to discern these two species. I remember something mentioned about sigilla differences between species of Hysterocrates, although whether or not this applies to H.hurcules I can't say. There's quite a story regarding the collection of the type specimen:Originally posted by conipto
But of course I meant on what characters the two can be differentiated on, supposedly..