What kind of thing is this?

Andrea82

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I saw you posted this in the true spider section as well. That was smart because i'm sure it is not a tarantula.;)
 

boina

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The first one is an absolutely fascinating spider from the very ancient group of Liphistiidae, the only spiders that still have a segmented opisthosoma! (Evolution at work: spiders are derived from arthropoda with a segmented body.) Very, very little is known about them, since they live hidden away in burrows. I can't tell you the species and doubt that anyone can, but here's a publication about them:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4389128/

If you can actually buy that spider do it by all means, because that's something real special. They live a lot like trap door spiders do, but they are not in any way related.
 
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