New tarantula species discovered in Northern Territory

Sophie Harrison with the unrecorded species of tarantula. Source: AAP

Adelaide University PhD student, Sophie Harrison has made an exciting new discovery of a previously unrecorded species of tarantula in the Northern Territory’s Judbarra/Gregory National Park. She said the tarantula ‘is so different they’ll make a new genus for it.’

Sophie is part of the SPECIES discovery program Bush Blitz, that has recently uncovered seven new spider species believed to be completely new to science.

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