VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: Spiders used to have tails says new research

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 5/2/2018

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The common traits of spiders are well known to everyone – they have eight legs, multiple eyes and can spin webs – but a recent fossil discovery and new research now shows that spiders once had long 'whip-like' tails.

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TitleTerrifying ancient spiders with SCORPION tails are found perfectly preserved in 100-million-year-old amber
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/02/18
DescriptionSpine-tingling spiders with scorpion-like tails have been found in amber dating back 100 million years.

The primitive creatures have been named after a monster from Greek mythology that was made of the parts of more than one animal.

The creepy crawlies scurried around the undergrowth of the rainforests of Burma during the age of the dinosaurs.

URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5345409/Four-terrifying-spiders-preserved-amber.html
PersonsRussell Garwood
TitleScientists discover ancient spider with super freaky tail
Media name/outletThe New York Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date5/02/18
DescriptionA spine-tingling spider with a scorpion-like tail has been found in amber dating back 100 million years.

The primitive creepy crawly is so scary it’s been named after a monster from Greek mythology that was made of the parts of more than one creature.

It scurried around the undergrowth of the rainforests of Burma during the age of the dinosaurs.
URLhttps://nypost.com/2018/02/05/scientists-discover-ancient-spider-with-super-freaky-tail/
PersonsRussell Garwood
Title'Extraordinary' fossil sheds light on origins of spiders
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/02/18
DescriptionAn "extraordinary" spider "cousin" trapped in amber for 100 million years is shaking up ideas about the origins of spiders.

The ancient creature had a tail, unlike its modern relatives.

It belongs to a group of arachnids (spiders, scorpions and the like) that were related to true spiders.

Researchers say it's possible - but unlikely - that the animal might still be alive today in the rainforests of southeast Asia.
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42945813
PersonsRussell Garwood
TitleHundred-million-year-old primitive creepy crawly spider with scorpion-like tail discovered
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/02/18
DescriptionA monster creepy crawly spider with a scorpion-like tail has been found in amber that is 100 million years old.

The primitive being is so scary it has been named after a beast from Greek mythology that was made of the parts of more than one creature.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/hundred-million-year-old-primitive-11974148
PersonsRussell Garwood

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