Paul Selden Featured in Live Science

Friday, July 8, 2016

horn-fanged spider

Paul Selden, director of the Paleontological Institute, was featured on Live Science in an article by Laura Geggel titled, “99-Million-Year-Old Spider Mummy Sported Horned Fangs.” The article addresses a newly discovered strange and intriguing species of (now extinct) spider, spiders which happened to boast hard plates of armor on their bodies as well as fangs with horns. Selden and his colleagues have settled on the following name for the new species: Electroblemma bifida, which roughly translated from Greek means “amber appearance.” To read more about Selden’s research, click here

Photo by Paul Selden

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