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15 New Smiley-Faced Spider Species Named After Leonardo DiCaprio, Bernie Sanders, Others

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International Business Times

Publication Date
2017-09-26

Long thought to be one species that was found across a large swath of territory — “from northern North America down to northern Brazil” — the “smiley-faced” spiders of the genus Spintharus actually have a lot more diversity than hitherto known. Researchers from the University of Vermont have identified at least 15 different endemic species in the area between the southern United States and northern South America.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/15-new-smiley-faced-spider-species-named-after-leonardo-dicaprio-bernie-sanders-2594034