18 new species of pelican spiders discovered

Newly described arachnids are itsy-bitsy spider-killing machines native to Madagascar

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WELL PRESERVED  Eriauchenius milajaneae is a new species of pelican spider discovered by arachnologist Hannah Wood, who named it after her daughter “in the hope that one day she will go to Andohahela [National Park in Madagascar] to find this spider,” Wood writes in a new paper describing 18 new species.

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