2 Responses to Tarantula from Brazil

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    Just to avoid confusion, in Brazil it is said to be wrong to call Theraphosidae a “tarantula”, because it is more appropriate to Lycosa species (although it is now common because of the internet). It is considered an “English mistake”. Common name for Therasphosidae in Brazil is “caranguejeira”.

    • bugman says:

      Thanks so much for that information Cesar. We doubt we will be able to convince English speakers to give up the familiar name in lieu of the rather musical Brazilian name you provided, but then again, Tarantula is also quite musical sounding.

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