Massive fossilized spider found in China
Published on April 20th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks0
Today’s Nephila species are found around the globe in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
So, this discovery pushes the existence of the Nephila back to the Jurassic Period, making them the longest ranging spider genus known.
No-one can say for sure how this particular arachnid met her end, but she may have succumbed to a natural catastrophe.
Story: Jonathan Amos, BBC News | Photo: Selden Et Al