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Amateur cave explorers have discovered a new family of spiders, that has never seen before. Scientists have already named them as Trogloraptor, which translates to “cave robber”.
(Photo – Griswold CE, Audisio T, Ledford JM)
This is said to be the first native spider family discovered since 1890. The Trogloraptor marchingtoni is about 3 inches long and has a very unusual set of claws on its legs.
“They’re biggish,” Lead author of the study, Charles Griswold said “But when you’re in a cave and it’s dark and there’s only the beam of your head lamp, they look much bigger. It’s quite astonishing to see them hanging from a few threads.”
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[Via: An all-new family of spiders that you could get hooked on NBC News]
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