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Scientists Discover 18 New Spider-Hunting Pelican Spiders

Madagascar is home to vast numbers of plant and animal species that exist only on the island, but until recently, only a few species of pelican spiders had been documented there. In a new study, professor Nikolaj Scharff from the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Dr. Hannah Wood from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History describes 18 new spider-hunting pelican spiders from Madagascar. The study was published in the Jan. 11 issue of the journal Zookeys.