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'Trogloraptor' New Spider Species Found In Caves in America

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

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.
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Cave-Dwelling Spider Stuns Scientists

News : The Rundown News Blog (3 years ago)

The Trogloraptor is at once a new species, genus and family of spider. Photo by California Academy of Sciences. The Trogloraptor, a cave-dwelling spider with peculiar, talon-like claws, hangs upside down along cave ceilings from str... Read Post

Meet 'Cave Robber,' Newly Discovered US Spider

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (3 years ago)

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

Spiders With Claws Found In Oregon Caves, Redwood Forests And Nightmares

News : The Inquisitr - News (3 years ago)

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

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