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A spider with a tail was an actual animal that once lived

Feb 04, 2018 - CNN

Scientists have discovered a groundbreaking arachnid species that lived millions of years ago -- and it had a tail.

The tiny creatures were less than 3 millimeters long and crawled around Southeast Asia about 100 million years ago, according to a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

The species is being called Chimerarachne, a riff on Chimera, a fire-breathing hybrid creature found in Greek mythology. Paul Selden, Director of the Paleontological Institute...