Spider ID Please :)

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  1. Jay091

    Jay091 New Member

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    Hi, i got given this as a surprise pet as I've been wanting one for a long time, could someone please tell me the exact species ?

    Thanks :)


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    It looks like an Australian Tarantula to me.
     
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    sorry, yer i know its a Aus bird eating spider ( Tarantula ) i just wanted to know the actual type it is
     
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    My best guess is Phlogius crassipes, as the front legs appear to be thicker than the rest. Have a look and see if this is the case.
     
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    That was my first thought as well, i just wanted to know if anyone knew for sure.
     
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    This is definitely not a phlogius species. Its a selenotypus sp. for certain, maybe a sp. "gemfields", but without more images its hard to say. hope thats a help if your still seeking an ID.
     
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    I would say selenotypus i had one for 5yrs ..... great find

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    selenotypus nebo/gemfields
     
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    As others have said this is a Selenotypus sp. I'll back Nick with the "gemfields" call too.

    Better add reasons though as per the forum rules - which also say don't reply if you are just guessing.

    * Fourth legs longer than forelegs
    * Large piloerect bristles on back two pairs of legs
    * Caput (head region on carapace) highly elevated
    * Fovea (line on thorax) is wider than ocular tubercle
    * Elongated/ovular abdomen

    I will also add that leg I is always thicker and stronger than leg IV in Selenotholus when compared to Selenotypus and so should not alone be used as an indicator of Phlogius.
     
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    Great answer
     
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    It’s a selenotypus sp. maybe Nebo or gemfields
     
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    Why have you opened a thread that is three and half years old in which a positive ID was made, with highly detailed reasons provided, and simply repeated the correct ID?
     
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