Recently-discovered tarantula sports a mysterious back horn

Thanks to information provided by local indigenous people, however, some things are known about C. attonitifer‘s behaviour. Known as “chandachuly” by tribes in the area, the spider is said to prey mostly on insects, with females enlarging existing tarantulas’ borrows instead of digging their own. Additionally, its venom is reportedly not dangerous to humans, although fatalities have occurred from bites getting infected.

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