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Zoologists found on Madagascar, 18 new species of spiders cannibals

Zoologists found on Madagascar, 18 new species of spiders cannibals

Spiders of the family arhipovich only eat their brethren

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Zoologists Hannah wood and Nicholas Scarff identified in Madagascar new species “pelikanova” spiders cannibals. This writes the Naked Scince.

In total, scientists have identified and described 26 species of “killer spiders”, of which 18 were not previously allocated.

The authors have studied numerous collections gathered by past expeditions to the island, and systematized their details, linking hundreds of instances arhipovich spiders with appropriate habitat conditions.

It is noted that externally they are pretty close to extinct species that lived in the era of the dinosaurs.

The only way of eating spiders of the family arhipovich – hunting other spiders and cannibalism. Their cephalothorax is strongly elongated, as though the animal has a real head on a long neck that ends the same length huge jaws. Developed tools allow the attacker to strike with a large distance and angle, and at the same time doing arhipovich similar to pelicans. At the ends of the jaws are another poisonous teeth, causing the bite victim, spiders killer hold her at a distance with his long jaws, waiting for the poison to take effect.

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