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rustym3talh3ad

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Ok mods please forgive me for posting this here but i am curious myself as to what this tarantula could be. i saw this while browsing the gallery. It is native to Spain so we know that its OW. I saw it and was curious if someone knew what exactly it was. By looking at KBG's "Species Listed in Order By Country" it looks like the only ones found in spain are Ischnocolus sp. but i have no knowledge of these what so ever. any ideas?

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/gallery/showimage.php?i=17524&c=11
http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/gallery/showimage.php?i=17523&c=11
 

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Macrothele ? Although I dont see the long spinnerets, the spider looks dead, and poss damaged.

Later, Tom
 

Chris_Skeleton

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Are you sure its a tarantula? It looks like some other type of mygalomorph to me.
 

rustym3talh3ad

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Are you sure its a tarantula? It looks like some other type of mygalomorph to me.
no i know nothing of it, and yes it does look slightly less like a tarantula than im used to seeing. it reminds me of the native Calisoga we have in the USA but i just dont know enough about the other mygalomorphs to know what it would be. hence me asking the boards for info cuz its very good looking regardless of the damage/death.
 

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rustym3talh3ad

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Hmm... I missed where Philth suggested Macrothele. I would say the Macrothele calpeina

The Mygalomorphs that occur in that area are:
Macrothele calpeiana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrothele_calpeiana

Brachythele and Nemesia species
Atypus species
Cyrtauchenius species
Cteniza species

I wish we could get some of these guys in the hobby, many are awesome looking like these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linothele_fg02.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atypus_karschi.jpg

is that linothele a tarantula or other mygalomorph?
 
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