Tree tarantulas, which had first been discovered in 1841, have again been seen by a team of spider experts in Brazil, a recent report has claimed. However, this time, nine new species of them have been found and that too of varied colors.
The study conducted by researchers from the Instituto Butantan in Sao Paulo says that these might be ancestors to the ones recorded before. Also, the team says that they might be scampering since long on earth.
Published in the journal ZooKeys, the analysis has discovered orange, pink as well as purple mini tarantulas. The classification of the hairy arachnids was closely examined by the team, which has led it identify the species.
It has been told that different tarantulas have different bodily features, with some having abdomen coloration, while the others having tibia spurs. Also, multicolored species have different eye size, the report finds. "These are the smallest arboreal tarantulas in the world, and their analysis suggests the genus to be very old, so they can be considered relicts of a formerly distributed taxon", avowed Dr. Bertani.
It is being said that the atypical colors of the species may lead them to the pharmacological industry for use. Besides, they might seem as a target to the pet industry.
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