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Aphonopelma? - Aphonopelma vorhiesi - male

Aphonopelma? - Aphonopelma vorhiesi - Male
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
September 2, 2015
This tarantula was crossing a trail in the Franklin Mountains State Park at 8:17 PM. These are the coordinates of the exact location: 31.836039, -106.464641.
Dr. Brent Hendrixson, an expert on tarantulas and co-author of the recently published: Taxonomic revision of the tarantula genus Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) within the United States, said about these photos: "There are three species in that area (A. hentzi, A. gabeli, and A. vorhiesi). Given the condition of the specimen (he's old) and time of year he was collected, it's not conclusive but I'm leaning toward A. vorhiesi. If it is, that would be a new state record because we did not have any material of that species from Texas (the nearest location would be the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces)."

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Aphonopelma? - Aphonopelma vorhiesi - male Aphonopelma? - Aphonopelma vorhiesi - male Aphonopelma? - Aphonopelma vorhiesi - male Aphonopelma? - Aphonopelma vorhiesi - male

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I missed this explanation
Gabeli is very widespread from near Bowie, AZ into Trans-Pecos of Texas. They are very similar and I have collected both for Chris and Brent's revision. Gabeli is more common in the desert and vorhiesi in grasslands and mountains. I only saw El Paso... with the other photos. 😊

 
Great!
That makes sense. Thank you Kari! I appreciate your help.

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Thank you Kari!
This is great!

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Aphonopelma sp. most likely. And definitely male, you can see hooks on the first pair of legs.

 
Thanks!
I appreciate your help Jennifer.

 
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Happy to help.:)

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