850 new animal species discovered in Australian caves


This video says about itself:

This may be the first footage of the rarest Tasmanian invertebrate, the highly threatened cave pseudoscorpion.

From Wildlife Extra:

850 new invertebrate species discovered in Australian caves

28/09/2009 17:22:56

Whole new habitats discovered underground in Australia

September 2009. Australian researchers have discovered some 850 new species of invertebrates, including insects, small crustaceans, spiders, worms and many others, living in underground water, caves and “micro-caverns” amid the harsh conditions of the Australian outback.

Britain: Cave spiders relocated back to their underground home: here.

Pictures: “Bizarre” New Tailless Whip Scorpions Found: here.

New pseudoscorpion discovered in Yosemite National Park (w/ Video): here.

May 22, 2013 — Two new species of cave-dwelling short-tailed whipscorpions have been discovered in northeastern Brazil, and are described in research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Adalberto Santos, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and colleagues: here.

If any group of animals looks like a nightmare made real, it’s the whip spiders. Also known as whip scorpions, these creatures look like flattened versions of true spiders, and they’re close relatives of their namesakes. Their front pair of legs has been transformed into long ‘whips’, which they flail ahead of their bodies to search of prey: here.

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