As uniform as cloned soldiers, new spiders were named after the Stormtroopers in Star Wars

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 16:10 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Despite being widely distributed across north and central South America, the small family of similarly looking bald-legged spiders had never been confirmed in Colombia. However, a new research paper describes a total of six previously unknown species inhabiting the country, with four of them belonging to a new genus named Stormtropis -- after the clone trooper army in the famous Star Wars franchise.

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