Friday, 10 July 2015

Creature 283: Avicularia versicolor

Big hairy tarantulas can be pretty too

Avicularia versicolor is a big hairy tarantula, but before you judge it as ugly take a look:

It is commonly known as the Antilles pink toed tarantula. It lives in deep funnel webs inside trees. The juveniles are born with a radically different coloration to the adults and colour changes gradually as they mature.

Avicularia versicolor is native to a few Carribean Islands.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Avicularia
Species: Avicularia versicolor

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