- Oct 6, 2016
The Chaco Golden Knee, Grammostola pulchripes, had a different species name a few years ago, which was aureostriata. Why the name change? I couldn't find any information on the web, and it just makes no sense. First of all, another tarantula has that name already: H. pulchripes, the Golden Blue-Legged Baboon. Second, aureostriata is derived from the Latin words aureus "golden" and striatus "striped". That makes perfect sense, so why change it? Thirdly, aureostriata sounds fifty times cooler than pulchripes.