Shut the Front Door! Researchers Find ‘Endangered Living Fossil’ Trapdoor Spider

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Meet Cryptocteniza kawtak, a newly described genus and species of trapdoor spider that likely dates to the Cretaceous. The researcher who found it first spotted it in 1997 but was finally able to enter it in the scientific record after finding another specimen two decades later.

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