I don’t know if I’m an actual arachnophobe. I think they’re fascinating, but they creep the bejeebers out of me.
I don’t know how to feel about this little nightmare, but cause palaeontologists can’t even decide if it’s a spider or not. I say, close enough to stay the hell away from me.
The new creature was just discovered in Southeast Asia, having been engulfed in amber about 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous period…or, as the smartypants palaeontologists say simply, “the Cretaceous”. Show-offs. I guess the fact that it apparently had terrible reflexes probably goes on the plus side of the column.
The thing has been named Chimerarachne yingi (loosely translated as, “I’ll never sleep again”), and has a weird mix of features that occur in modern-day arachnids…and a long, thin tail.
It’s only redeeming quality is that it’s less than 3 mm long. Still…put me down as a HARD NO!
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