This ancient arachnid ushered in the spider uprising
X-ray scans of a 305-million-year-old arachnid fossil have unlocked a new chapter in the origin story of spiders. Long before dinosaurs reigned supreme, this ancient eight-legged creature cruised along the Earth. Modern humans would have mistaken it for a spider, but it lacked a crucial talent: the ability to spin webs.
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Russell Garwood, University of Manchester
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
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