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Trogloraptor, A new spider species with claws discovered

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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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Meet Trogloraptor, fearsomeness incarnate. The creature more than lives up to its name—it is, in fact, an eight-legged showcase for scientific novelty. The spider somewhat resembles the brown recluse, famed for its flesh-necrotizing venom—but at four centimeters, Trogloraptor is about twice as large. In fact, this spider is an entirely new critter—just look at those legs, each ends in a curved, scythelike claw. Citizen scientists and arachnologists have uncovered these spiders in the caves of southwestern Oregon and old-growth redwood forests. As they report in ZooKeys, the discovery of Trogloraptor is a taxonomic wonder that establishes a new family, genus and species in the spider family tree.



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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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For everyone with phobias: Sleep well tonight, never mind that tingling feeling in your legs



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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There is a thread already, bud.

HERE



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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aaaahhh...

Time to break out the flame thrower!



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
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There is a thread already,

HERE


Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.
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