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Brachypelma baumgarteni

Brachypelma baumgarteni (also called Mexican Orange Beauty) is a tarantula endemic to Pacific coast of Michoacan, Mexico.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The East border for its distribution is the river Balsas, the North border is the Sierra Madre del Sur.[2] It has preference for tropical forest.

Appearance[edit]

It is similar to B. klaasi, but it has more reddish patella. B. baumgarteni was thought to be a captive hybrid of B. smithi crossed with B. boehmei because for a long time no specimen had been reported successfully bred in captivity. According to genetic analyses, its closely related tarantula is B. boehmei.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, A. A New Mygalomorph Spider From Mexico (Brachypelma, Theraphosidae, Arachnida) Brachypelma baumgarteni n. sp. British Tarantula Soc. J. (1993) 8(4):14–19.
  2. ^ A. Locht, M. Yanez and I. Vazquez: DISTRIBUTION AND NATURAL HISTORY OF MEXICAN SPECIES OF BRACHYPELMA AND BRACHYPELMIDES (THERAPHOSIDAE, THERAPHOSINAE) WITH MORPHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THEIR SYNONYMY. The Journal of Arachnology (1999) 27:196–200
  3. ^ S.D. Petersen, T. Mason, S. Akber, R. West, B. White, P. Wilson. Species identification of tarantulas using exuviae for international wildlife law enforcement. Conserv Genet (2007) 8:497–502.
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