This tarantula lives in tropical deciduous forest at elevations between 300 and 1,400 m above sea level. The soil is sandy, neutral, and sparse in organic matter.
The climate is highly seasonal, with pronounced wet and dry seasons. The annual rainfall (707 mm) occurs almost exclusively between June and December, when hurricanes are not uncommon. The mean temperature in the wet season is 32 C. The mean temperature in the dry season is 29 C.
Range elevation: 300 to 1,400 m.
Habitat Regions: tropical ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: forest
- Yanez, M., G. Floater. 2000. Spatial distribution and habitat preference of the endangered tarantula, Brachypelma klaasi (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation, 9/6: 795-810.