Posted on Thursday, 21 April, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: Paul Selden
A giant prehistoric spider fossil has found with a 6-inch legspan that lived 165 million years ago.
The massive arachnid would have lived in the forests of China when the climate was a long warmer than it is today, scientists believe that only the female spider would have reached such a size and that the males were relatively small in comparison.
"The Golden Orb Weaver has been named Nephila jurassica."