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New Trogloraptor spiders discovered in US caves

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Scientists in the United States say they have found a new family of spiders in the caves of California and Oregon.

It is the first such discovery in North America for more than 140 years.

Spanning more than seven centimetres with its legs extended, the 'Trogloraptor' or 'cave robber' has pointed fearsome claws.

Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences, Charles Griswold, told the Today programme presenter Sarah Montague that the discovery marked a "historic moment".

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Good lord kill them with fire!

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For some reason my brain ignored the 'spider' part of the title and I thought 'dinosaurs' :p

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We don't need any new spider species with your fancy evolved claw legs and +10 killing power. Kill it!

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They can undiscovered them as far as I am concerned.

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They can undiscovered them as far as I am concerned.

Here, just for you:

Trogloraptor.jpg

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Cool spider, but Goldie would eat one before it knew what hit it. A rather territorial gal she is.

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Good lord kill them with fire!

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