New Species of Cave Dwelling Armored Spiders Discovered in China

March 16, 2014 7:18 AM

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A team of Chinese scientists have discovered five new species of armored spiders from the caves of Southeast China.

Armored spiders (Tetrablenmidae) are medium to small arachnid species that derive its name from the complex pattern of covering they have on their abdomen, which is very similar to body armor. These tropical and subtropical spiders are mainly found in soil and leaf litter but the new species were se...

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