Identificationwork

On this page we present and explain the results of the identifications we have performed for members of the tarantula community, for customs, for natural history museums and other inquirers. 

AGELENIDAE

Here we report on the identification of the drowned body that Karin found in her watering can.

AVICULARIINAE

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Avicularia sp. Pakuri" was actually an Avicularia avicularia Morph 6 "Pakuri"

HARPACTIRINAE

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Ceratogyrus brachycephalus" was actually an Ceratogyrus sanderi

ORNITHOCTONINAE

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Haplopelma aureopilosum" was actually an Ornithoctonus aureotibialis

Here we explain why the spider which was imported as Ornithoctoninae sp. comming from the Tak Province in Thailand was actually an undescribed Ornithoctonus sp. 

Here we explain why the spider which was imported as Haplopelma comming from Manymar was actually a Haplopelma minax

Here we explain why the spider which was imported as Haplopelma sp. comming from Thailand was actually an undescribed Haplopelma sp. 

PSALMOPOEINAE

Here we explain why the spider from Samuel Spreuwers, named as "Tapinauchenius sp. Ecuador", is actually indeed an Amazonius burgessi.

THERAPHOSINAE

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Aphonopelma sp. Malinche" was actually a Aphonopelma cf anitahoffmannae

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Aphonopelma sp. Michoacan Morph 1" should better be called Aphonopelma sp. Michoacan

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Bonnetina papalutlensis" was actually a Bonnetina tanzeri

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Brachypelma" was actually a Lasiodora parahybana

Here we explain why the male Spider from Oly Lenskens received as Davus sp. "Oaxaca" is probably a Davus cf pentaloris

Here we explain why the spider Fernando Rivas sent to us is a Euathlus truculentus

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Grammostola anthracina" was actually a Grammostola cf. anthracina

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Pterinochilus murinus" was actually an Euathlus sp.

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Theraphosinae sp. Cusco" was actually an Thrixopelma sp. "Cusco"

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Theraphosinae sp. Panama" is actually a Davus sp. "Panama"

Here we explain why the spider referred to as "Theraphosinae sp. Piura" is actually a Thrixopelma pruriens

In this article we explain why the pet store bought "Tliltocatl vagans" should better be called Tliltocatl cf vagans.

Here we explain why the spider Kim Woehler received without a name is a Phormictopus atrichomatus

Here we explain why the spider referred to as Neischnocolus sp. "Chica" is actually a Neischnocolus panamanus

Here we explain why the spider from Samuel Spreuwers named as Grammostola sp. is actually an Euathlus sp.

Here we explain why the spider from Michael Heylen & Oly Lenskens, named as Aphonopelma mooreae, is actually indeed an Aphonopelma mooreae.