- Dec 5, 2016
Sana,Sadly there aren't nearly enough scientists primarily studying tarantulas or the funding to support the studies. To be fair there are a number of things in the world that understandably take precedence over tarantula taxonomy. Still sad though.
You hit it out of the park. However, we have unknown wild caught species which we could get collection info on and we have the live specimens for taxonomic work. I do know that in this day and age a lot of countries want their scientist to have the claim to fame so I am not sure how that works into the equation. I am surprised that these spiders are not named prior to entering the pet trade.