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Spider, medium large, FANGS - Aptostichus stanfordianus - female

Spider, medium large, FANGS - Aptostichus stanfordianus - Female
Bonny Doon, Back Ranch Rd area, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
March 2, 2012
Size: 15 mm
We were fixing a tractor trail in the woods when I spotted this largish spider running around on the soil. I carefully picked it up, and took it inside and put it in a jar, and photographed it over the next few days. It didn't want to stop hiding so I took the camera with me when I released it and finally got some full body shots. Shy would be an understatement. It sat there till I was bored taking photos, and then I picked it up and put it up in the old ferns and blackberries where it moved with amazing speed and vanished in some hiding place among the leaf litter.
I probably can extract a few claw photos from when it was in the jar.
I've whittle photos down to this number, if anything isn't needed for the guide please frass it.
SIX EYES????? Female?

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Moved

 
Claws?
Thank you for your time!

I have a few 'OK' images from in the glass jar that show the claws. Would they be of interest?

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Moved from Mygalomorphs.

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Moved from ID Request. Moved for expert attention.

I think ctenizid, possibly Bo
I think ctenizid, possibly Bothriocyrtum based on range and similar images in BG. Sorry Camillus, it's a female- the pedipalps are undeveloped. Ian

 
Interesting, we don't see a procurved thoracic furrow.
Seems to us to look much like the images under Aptostichus in the guide
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but we just don't know much about Mygalomorphs. Guess we'll have to wait to see what Marshal says.

Lucky you!
I'm going to take a guess at Cyrtaucheniidae, in part because of the scopulae and transverse thoracic furrow (SoNA).

my guess is its a trapdoor spider, or
a purseweb ..excited to find out which..its very cool

 
definitely male
note the large pedipalps.

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