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Velociraptor spider

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Velociraptor spider

Postby skynet » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:04 pm

It's likely we'll never stop finding new creatures.... and stuff...

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Scouring the caves of Southwest Oregon, scientists have made the incredible discovery of a fearsome apex predator with massive, sickle claws. No, it's not the Velociraptor from Jurassic Park: it's a large spider that is so unique scientists were forced to create a new taxonomic family for it. This is the first new spider family to be discovered in North America in over 130 years.

"This is something completely new," lead author of a paper on the species, Charles Griswold with the California Academy of Sciences, told SFGate. "It's a historic event."

Read more, photos: Velociraptor spider discovered in Oregon cave
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