Phormingochilus is a genus of spiders in the Theraphosidae family (also known as the true tarantulas). It was first described in 1895 by Pocock. As of 2016[update], it contains five Asian species. They are a genus of Asian arboreal spiders, known for bursts of speed and defensiveness when cornered, and is occasionally kept as an exotic pet. Phormingochilus spiders are native Sumatra, Sulawesi and Borneo.
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