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This Is The Largest Spider Fossil And It's Terrifying

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Meet Mongolarachne jurassica. This extinct species is the largest fossilized spider ever found.

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The first specimen was described in 2011. The second was described in 2013. The one on the left is a male and the one on the right is a female.

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