A fascinating creature: the Skeleton Tarantula.
This is certainly not a very clear picture of the Skeleton Tarantula. But it was very cautious and if I had moved a bit, either left/right or forward/backwards, it would have gone back into its safe haven.
The Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus) is a common spider in the rainforest of Kabalebo, Suriname. Since it is also terrestrial, you will find them on the same spot on the ground. They make a small burrow, big enough for them to fit in of course, which is heavily webbed and it is made beneath topsoils (as seen in the picture).
They are not quite big spiders (in my opinion), 11 - 15 cm. The reason why they are called Skeleton Tarantula's is because of the skeleton-like markings on their legs.
Next time that I see another Skeleton Tarantula, I'll try to be more cautious to take a better picture.
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