Archive for January, 2019

Paleontology World has the article for you!

The Spidersaur: Largest Ever Fossil of Jurassic-Era Arachnid Found Perfectly Preserved After 165m Years

But despite the amazing nature of this spider, it’s very sad to see the creature was not nearly giant enough, and was “roughly the size of the spider’s modern-day descendants, with a body one-inch long and more than half an inch wide, and legs that stretch to 2.5in.” It’s a fantastic article, with comparisons to modern day spiders, plenty of information- and a little bit of gross.

So there we go, check it out, but beware – if you really want giant spiders, and other truly scary giant bugs, insects and arachnids – you’re better off checking out the interactive story “Attack of the Giant Bugs.”

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