Jul 09 2014

Simulation Studies Ancient Arachnids, the first predators to walk on land

Category: Science & Technologyadmin @ 4:10 pm

It’s called trigonotarbid and, in addition to being an early relative of spiders, it was one of the first predators to walk on land.”

“When it comes to early life on land, long before our ancestors came out of the sea, these early arachnids were top dog of the food chain”, which may explain why there are such bizarre subconscious associations with spiders persisting today.

Surprisingly, they only got up to about 2 inches in size. I think most of us would have expected something much larger.


Source: io9

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One Response to “Simulation Studies Ancient Arachnids, the first predators to walk on land”

  1. avatar rolulosap462 says:

    This could still be a black widow spider. The hourglass is on the belly, not the back but even so, I’ve seen black widows in which the hourglass was broken or incomplete. On the back, I’ve seen various red, yellow, beige, and white markings, and even no markings at all on the back.

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