Scientists name new large spider species
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 2:59 PM EDT
(CNN) – A newly-named species of spider was found living in Queensland, Australia.
It’s a tarantula-like golden trapdoor spider that scientists named Euoplos Dignita.
The females are reddish brown and can grow up to two inches, according to a study out of The Journal of Arachnology this month.
Its author says scientists have known about the genus since 2017, but they previously only had female specimens.
The new discovery of a male means they can formally name, describe and seek protection for the species.
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