Day: May 6, 2011

Largest Fossil Spider Found in Volcanic Ash

Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor, – Wed Apr 20, 7:54 am ET The largest fossil spider uncovered to date once ensnared prey back in the age of dinosaurs, scientists find. The spider, named Nephila jurassica, was discovered buried in ancient volcanic ash in Inner Mongolia, China. Tufts of hairlike fibers seen on its legs showed this 165-million-year-old arachnid to […]

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