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Goliath Bird Eating Spider
Theraphosa blondi (Latreille, 1804)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Arachnida - arachnids »  order Araneae - spiders »  family Theraphosidae - tarantulas

Other names

= Goliath Birdeater Tarantula

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Size

Adults alledgedly reach sizes of 12" leg span
Author: Mark Pajak

Links and literature

EN Platnick N. I.: World Spider Catalog 13.5 [http://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/cata...], American Museum of Natural History [as Theraphosa blondi (Latreille, 1804)]
Data retrieved on: 8 May 2013
CZ Kůrka A., Kovařík F. (2003): České názvy živočichů VI. Pavoukovci (Arachnida). I. Pavouci (Araneae) a štíři (Scorpiones), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 167 pp. [as Theraphosa blondi (Latreille, 1804)]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2013

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