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(Click Orlando)   Zoo discovers new species of NOPE in Fark's favorite state   ( divider line
    More: Creepy, Spider, new species of trapdoor spider, Zoo Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider, Florida, Everglades National Park, Arachnid  
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738 clicks; posted to STEM » on 19 Apr 2021 at 6:35 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-04-19 4:18:50 AM  
Put it back!
2021-04-19 6:51:37 AM  
Saw this little bit of NOPE while walking in Ft Lauderdale a few years ago but the cruise ship terminal:

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And that was right by a major 6 lane road too.
2021-04-19 9:54:54 AM  
I still can't believe that's actually an animal.
2021-04-19 12:48:11 PM  
Looks like it's armored.
2021-04-19 1:36:05 PM  
2021-04-19 2:45:33 PM  
the popular press coverage doesn't say how big it is.

The new species was announced as part of a Taxonomic revision of Ummidia.​4​888/
Taxonomic revision of the New World members of the trapdoor spider genus Ummidia Thorell (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Halonoproctidae). ZooKeys 1027: 1-165.​5​4888

Here's a pic of U. richmond  from the ~30 species described  there

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The scale bar at the bottom is 4mm which makes its total length about 1 inch.
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