Somersaulting Spider Discovered
From our partners at Discovery:
A newly discovered spider has just entered the animal record books by becoming the only known somersaulting spider.
The new species, Cebrennus rechenbergi, is described in the latest issue of the journal Zootaxa. It’s a nocturnal spider that lives in the Erg Chebbi desert of southeastern Morocco.
The spider can move more quickly by somersaulting, an amazing evolution for survival. Click here to watch a video of the spider!