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If you thought that tarantulas weren’t terrifying enough, scientists have now discovered a new kind of tarantula about the same size as a human face.
The Poecilotheria rajaei, discovered in Sri Lanka, was at first thought to be a subspecies of another known type of spider.
“This species has enough significant differences to separate it from the other species,” Peter Kirk, the editor of the British Tarantula Society‘s journal, told Wired. The BTS published a paper on the Poecilotheria rajaei in late December.