Sufferers of arachnophobia have a whole new family of spiders to fear - the Trogloraptor or cave robber, which is being described as a "fierce predator".The spider, said to be "relatively huge" at 4cm across (1.6ins) with its legs extended, has "spectacular, elongate claws", experts said.It was discovered by cave conservationists and scientists in America's Pacific north west and they believe many more of them may be lurking in the region.
GRANTS PASS, ORE (AP).- Amateur cave explorers have found a new family of spiders in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, and scientists have dubbed it Trogloraptor ? Latin for cave robber ? for their fearsome front claws. The... Read Post
A new species of spider has been discovered by civilian scientists in Oregon. The Trogloraptor (latin for cave robber) has scythelike claws at the end of each leg, is a distant cousin of the goblin spider, and lives in caves, forest... Read Post
The first new spider species discovered in North America in more than 110 years has been found in the caves of the Pacific Northwest, reports the Telegraph. The Trogloraptor, or "cave robber" spider, measures about three inches long... Read Post