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Spider eat spider: Scientists discover 18 new spider-hunting pelican spiders in Madagascar

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Phys.org

Publication Date
2018-01-11

In 1854, a curious-looking spider was found preserved in 50 million-year-old amber. With an elongated neck-like structure and long mouthparts that protruded from the "head" like an angled beak, the arachnid bore a striking resemblance to a tiny pelican. A few decades later when living pelican spiders were discovered in Madagascar, arachnologists learned that their behavior is as unusual as their appearance, but because these spiders live in remote parts of the world they remained largely unstudied—until recently.

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https://phys.org/news/2018-01-spider-scientists-spider-hunting-pelican-spiders.html