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Something very different and unique from Peru

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by josh_r, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince Old Timer

    ANy of you interested in keeping up with my tarantula journeys here in Peru, please check out my new page. I will have some new updates coming in the next few months as I am taking a few people on some tarantula tours. Should be some very interesting updates soon :)


    Thank you and saludos from Peru

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  2. beanb142002

    beanb142002 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Where did you get them if you don't mind me asking?

    I also would like to suggest a common name, "Black Widow Tarantula".

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  3. Driller64

    Driller64 Arachnosquire

    Have you came up with a scientific name yet?
  4. JZC

    JZC Arachnobaron

    Damn this is cool
  5. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Have no clue what the genus or species is.... But I have been calling this Unidentified sp. 'red wings'
  6. klawfran3

    klawfran3 Arachnobaron

    I just thought of a better common name for them... Unknown sp. "redbull"

    also, do we have any updates on this one yet?
  7. Arachnomaniac19

    Arachnomaniac19 Arachnolord

    It seems like a Pseudhaplopus species to me. Don't bet the rent on it but that's the only genus I know that resembles it.
  8. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor

    Beautiful, cool looking specimens! I wonder if these could be Homoeomma spp. (since the Euathlus sp. "red" aso are supposedly Homoeomma actually according to Stuart - sadly didn't get any response from Dr. Bertani on the matter) ? They are seemingly around the 2-3" mark? Will these grow bigger, or is it a dwarf species? In any case, I already love these! Must...have....:D
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  9. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Just a heads up to anyone who was following this post. The tarantula we are calling sp. red wings or red bull or whatever we want to call it is a new genus. I am in contact with the biologist describing it and as soon as I get the ok to let the name out, I will let all of you know. Something completely new! Thats exciting!

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  10. jiacovazzi

    jiacovazzi Arachnoknight

    beautiful t, it reminds me of the euthlus genus
  11. DarthT

    DarthT Arachnopeon

    Those red flares are incredible. Can't wait to hear more! Finding something completely new happens rarely, very exciting news.
  12. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnoangel Active Member

    Absolutely stunning! Me want!
  13. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    This species and another more colorful T with red too, were posted last year.

    Definitely interested both species!
  14. klawfran3

    klawfran3 Arachnobaron

    I just realized why it looks so familiar... it reminds me of Neostenotarsus sp. Suriname.
  15. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Here are some pictures of individuals from the type locality for the genus. These are the species the genus is being described with. The black ones I posted above are quite possibly a 3rd species in the genus. I am still waiting to hear on that. Enjoy the pictures.

    Oh, sorry for the blurry shots. These things don't like to sit still!!!

    [​IMG]trip to red wings (15 of 34) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    [​IMG]trip to red wings (14 of 34) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    [​IMG]trip to red wings (13 of 34) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    [​IMG]trip to red wings (17 of 34) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    [​IMG]trip to red wings (16 of 34) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    And here is a habitat shot. This place has a healthy population and is above 4000 meters in elevation. That's high!!

    [​IMG]panorama red wings 3 (1 of 1) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    Another habitat shot. This one is at 3500 meters in elevation.

    [​IMG]pano mano (1 of 1) by muddyboots_peru, on Flickr

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
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  16. Wow!!!

    Woah, those look amazing! Those are some awesome pictures of the habitat too! You are so lucky to find stuff like that!

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  17. theconmacieist

    theconmacieist Arachnosquire

    Woah! Now these are something to get excited over.
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  18. ArachnoFreak666

    ArachnoFreak666 Arachnopeon

    is there any word yet on the true scientific name of this species? i would love for these to enter the hobby!!! i want one sooo bad lmao
  19. archaeosite

    archaeosite Arachnosquire

    Read the post carefully. They are new and are in the process of being described. That takes time!
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  20. Stunning! Reminds me a lot of my euathlus sp red
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