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Arachnid Expert Discovers 33 New Species of Spider
2012-12-20 13:14:31

Finding a new species of animal can be an inspiring and exhilarating experience. But an American researcher has gone far beyond that by discovering 33 new species in the American Southwest.

The Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider
2012-05-09 03:03:20

Researchers at Auburn University have reported the discovery a new trapdoor spider species from a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of the city of Auburn, Alabama.


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Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.