Ephebopus murinus, also known as “Yellow knee skeleton” and “Skeleton tarantula”, is a very remarkable bird spider due to its skeleton pattern on the legs from Brazil. The genus belongs to the subfamily of the Aviculariinae, mostly consisting arboreal bird spiders. Species from the Ephebopus-genus however, except for Ephebopus rufescens, are known to be burrowing bird spiders.
Spiderlings from the genus have been observed living semi-arboreal. Contrary to other new world tarantulas, Ephebopus is being armed with urticating setae on pedipalps and femura and not on the abdomen.
Juvenile: 4 – 5 cm, Sub-adult: 9 – 11 cm, Adult: 13 – 15 cm
|Adult Size:||5 – 6” (13 – 15 cm)|
|Temperature:||73 – 82°F (23 – 28°C)|