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Spotting

Notes:

Found in a window outside of an engineering research lab. About 10 cm

1 Species ID Suggestions

tamashii
tamashii 9 years ago
Pinktoe Tarantula
Avicularia geroldi Avicularia


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6 Comments

EuAmoLouvaDeus
EuAmoLouvaDeus 7 years ago

Belo achado!
Nice Spotting!

Isabela
Isabela 9 years ago

Fantastic shot!

tamashii
tamashii 9 years ago

I think it's definitely safe to place it in the Avicularia genus—which specific species, however, is starting to get tougher, hehe. A straight up AviAvi is, I think, the most common, but they are also a bit "thicker" in the legs. It's hard to see, but the abdomen may have similar coloration to the Avicularia avicularia.

This image-link of a geroldi looks almost exactly like the one at your lab: http://www.exotic-animals.org/pajki/slik...

VitorKataoka
VitorKataoka 9 years ago

Avicularia avicularia maybe?

VitorKataoka
VitorKataoka 9 years ago

Indeed, it does seem to be avicularia metallica. Very good job.
I doubt it is a pet for some reasons. We have woods around the building (not as much as in the old satellite image) and I've never heard of anyone with this kind of pet in the city and it is not easy to have one due to strict regulation

tamashii
tamashii 9 years ago

I suggest the geroldi due to its coloration and location. However, the prosoma looks to be a bit iridescent which might suggest it is a young Avicularia metallica (a rather docile, timid tarantula), but they are found in Columbia… perhaps someone's pet that escaped?

VitorKataoka
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VitorKataoka

Belém, Pará, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 28, 2011
Submitted on Mar 28, 2011

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