Mombasa starburst tarantula
Captive breeding specimen.
I took a shot of a Mombasa golden starburst tarantula mid-run. My goodness, these characters are fast and highly defensive.
In natural habitat, these tarantulas are found in Angola, sub-Saharan Africa and the island of Zanzibar. They are ground-dwellers found in a variety of habitats, including bushes, low trees and burrows under rocks.
Also commonly referred to as the orange baboon tarantula. I understand there to be several colour forms of this species.
''Pterinochilus murinus'', is an old-world tarantula that was first described in 1897 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is found on the African continent, in Angola, as well as central, eastern, and southern Africa. It is a member of the subfamily Harpactirinae, baboon spiders.