AphonopelmaSo, I have this question. It refers heavily to the title, I must say; actually, it is all about the title. This question has to do with the kingdom Animalia, phylum Arthropoda, sub-phylum Chelicerata, class Arachnida, order Aranea, sub-order Opisthothele, infra-order Mygalamorphae, family Theraphosidae, sub-family Theraphosinae, genus Aphonopelma.Aphonopelma by Favninthedirewolf
My question is how would one tell (most of) the species from the Aphonopelma genus apart from each other? Most of them look exactly the same with their black-brown-blonde legs (some with half/half colored legs) and opisthosoma and gold/brown carapace. (This goes for almost all, except the seemani.) Somewhere, however, someone said that it all had to do with location. They said that the closer to the desert the spiders are the "blonder" they'll be while getting closer to the East Coast they'll be darker. It was something along the lines of that. They just look (almost) way too alike.
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