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Top view of a Mexican tarantula

Coyolillo, Veracruz, Mexico | 0 comments
Top view of a "Mexican" tiger-rump.
Top view of a "Mexican" tiger-rump.

This tarantula species looks extremely similar to the Costa Rican tiger rump (Cyclosternum fasciatum), but it might be very well a different species. Yet I suspect that this Mexican tarantula is often sold in the trade as a Costa Rican tiger rump. In my experience this species is less docile compared to Brachypelma sp. I often encounter in the wild, but still very easy to handle.

The tarantula is sitting on the underside of the stone it was hiding under.

This photo gallery is part of Arachnids near Coyolillo - part 3, which has more pictures of this wonderful animal.
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