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New Trogloraptor spiders discovered in US caves

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Asrokhel    146

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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McKay    3,695

Good lord kill them with fire!

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Detection    2,256

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

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Osiris    802

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

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Growled    3,880

They can undiscovered them as far as I am concerned.

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Asrokhel    146

They can undiscovered them as far as I am concerned.

Here, just for you:

Trogloraptor.jpg

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DocM    12,604

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

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blade1269    86

Good lord kill them with fire!

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