The species is endemic to the inner side of the Sierre Madre mountains in the states of Guerrero and Michoacán, in drier lowland zones, but more commonly encountered in irrigated areas.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brachypelma auratum
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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