Scientists discover tarantula with bizarre horn on its back

CNET | 2/12/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Spider expert Ian Enelbrecht photographed this close-up of the odd horn found on C. attonitifer.

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Please take a moment to say hello to Ceratogyrus attonitifer, a spider with a species name derived from the Latin root for astonishment. Because that's just how amazed the scientists were who found it.

The new-to-science tarantula sports a horn-like protuberance on its back. Researchers from the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project discovered it in Angola in Africa while investigating biodiversity in the region.

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