Mygalomorph Spider from South Africa

Subject: Black spider
Location: Benoni East Rand Gauteng
March 26, 2016 1:00 am
Hi Bugman,
Before we moved into our new house one night, we spoted a strange looking black spider in the house. I’ve never seen one like this before, can you tell me what this is?
Signature: Boogie

Probably Trapdoor Spider
Probably Trapdoor Spider

Dear Boogie,
This looks like a primitive Mygalomorph Spider, a member of the Infraorder Mygalomorphae, the group that includes Tarantulas and Trapdoor Spiders.  We believe your individual is a Trapdoor Spider.  It does not look too dissimilar from the Horned Trapdoor Spider,
Stasimopus filmeri, and other members of the genus pictured on iSpot.

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