Unknown Selenocosmia sp. (black)

LaRiz

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I have the same thing...

I've been researching this particular creature myself. This is what I've gathered so far:
Most, that know something about taxonomy of asian
theraphosids, believe this to be a Selenocosmid.
But also could be Coremiocnemis sp.
I emailed da man (Volker) regarding this specimen, so I have yet to hear back from him.
Both Steve Nunn and Martin, gave insight into how to tell the difference in Selenocosmia and Coremiocnemis sp. Have a look at an exuvium (if you have one) and view the lyra.
In Coremiocnemis sp., the lyra appears as peg-like
setae on the pro-lateral cheliceral face. In Selenocosmia sp., this is absent.
I have a cast skin, and I've examined it as best as I could, but the skin is so beat up and worn, I can't really make anything out. So do I have a Selenocosmia? Maybe.
Steve directed me to a website that depicts a Coremiocnemis sp. that resembles what we have. Though it is "browned out" as my cast exuvium is.
john
PS Thanks to Steve and Martin for the info and help!
 

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Steve Nunn

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Re: I have the same thing...

My money leans toward a Selenocosmia sp.(them being the dumping grounds for any and all unexplained Selenocosmiine species), either way, you guys have got a beautiful tarantula with guaranteed attitude. I know of a few Phlogiellus spp. that closely resemble that too, although the only Phlogiellus that get to that size are Australian, all others are a lot smaller.

Cheers,
Steve
 
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