The Brachypelma auratum (also called Mexican Flame knee) is a tarantula endemic to the regions of Guerrero and Michoacán in Mexico. It is similar in appearance to the Brachypelma smithi, albeit slightly darker. Due to the similarities it wasn't considered a distinct species until 1992.
- Peter Klaas: Vogelspinnen: Herkunft, Pflege, Arten. Eugen Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart 2003/2007, ISBN 978-3-8001-4660-4, s. 70
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