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sp. nov. can be distinguished both
from T. blondi and T. apophysis by
the lack of long hairs on the patellae
and tibiae, the presence of spination
on the apical femur IV in females,
the bulb nearly not tapering
from the base to the tip in males.
From Theraphosa blondi it can also
be distinguished by the presence of
a stridulating organ between leg I
and leg II. From Theraphosa apophysis
it can be distinguished by
the lack of tibial apophysis in males
and the form of he spermathecae in
females (see Fig.16).
Apart from that also juveniles of
the 3 Theraphosa species can be
easily distiguinshed based on their
colouration: juvenile T. blondi
show no leg markings, T. apophysis
have light leg markings on leg I
to IV and T. stirmi sp. nov. only has
light leg markings on leg I and II.