Tarantula ID please.

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DennyZ
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Tarantula ID please.

Post by DennyZ » October 4th, 2015, 1:40 am

Found outside Reno,Nevada.

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Post by Gordon C. Snelling » October 4th, 2015, 3:51 am

Aphonopelma species for sure, appears to be a nice big male. Perhaps Aphonopelma californicum/hentzi.

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Re: Tarantula ID please.

Post by DennyZ » October 5th, 2015, 2:33 am

Thank you Gordon. I thought it was Aphonopelma but really wasn't sure. This is only my first live one found in the 20+ years of living in the area.

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Re: Tarantula ID please.

Post by Jeremy Westerman » February 5th, 2016, 10:13 am

Denny, I just posted a link to a major revision of all the U.S. tarantulas in this forum. Check it out for all Nevada species including maps. http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php ... phonopelma

based on the dichotomous key and range maps your specimen is Aphonopelma iodius

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