Ancient arachnid was almost a spider

Fossil is missing organs needed to spin silk

3-D reconstruction of ancient arachnid

SPIDERLIKE  The ancient arachnid Idmonarachne brasieri was a close cousin of spiders. Researchers used CT scans to create a 3-D visualization of the 305-million-year-old fossil. 

R.J. Garwood et al/Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2016, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

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