18 Aug '12, 11pm

Trogloraptor, New Family And Genus Of Spider Discovered In Cave

Trogloraptor, New Family And Genus Of Spider Discovered In Cave

A team of researchers from the Western Cave Conservancy and arachnologists from the California Academy of Sciences discovered these spiders living in caves in southwest Oregon. Followed by researchers from San Diego State University finding more in surrounding old-growth redwood forests. Charles Griswold, Curator of Arachnology, Joel Ledford, postdoctoral researcher, and Tracy Audisio, graduate student, all at the California Academy of Sciences, collected, analyzed, and described the new family. Audisio’s participation was supported by the Harriet Exline Frizzell Memorial Fund and by the Summer Systematics Institute at the Academy, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/08/18/trogloraptor-new-family-...

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