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Re: insects - not! (OT)
> is this only a dinosaur list, or can i ask about insects...
> what is the biggest spider fossil found...
You mean of course ARACHNIDS. Spiders aren't insects. Arthropod would
have done though (since it's much nore inclusive).
There was a time when the biggest spider was thought to have been as
large as a dog - until it was found that the fossil was actually of a
So the largest spider ever known to exist is a living species - the
Goliath bird-eating spider (*Theraphosa leblondi). It's apparently the
size of a baby rabbit (although much less cuddly).
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