Mar 21, 2023

Meet the new giant spider species described as “rare and secretive”

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A new, giant species of trapdoor spider has been discovered in Queensland, Australia, which researchers are describing as “rare” and “secretive.”

The species, Euoplos dignitas, was identified after four years of intensive fieldwork by researchers at Queensland Museum, following the discovery of an undescribed species in the museum’s collection.

“This species was first known from older specimens stored in the Queensland Museum collection, mostly collected in the early and mid-20th century,” Michael Rix, principal curator of arachnology at Queensland Museum, who led the study, told Newsweek.

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