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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

New Species of Tarantula Discovered

If you happen to be arachnophobic, you probably shouldn't read this story.

A YouTuber from Thailand, JoCho Sippawat, along with arachnologist Narin Chomphuphuang, and arachnologist Chaowalit Songsangchote discovered a new species of tarantula.

The new species, known as Taksinus bambus, lives exclusively in Thailand's bamboo stalks.

It has been named in honour of the 18th-century Thai King Taksin the Great.

Most tarantulas that live in Southeast Asia usually live on the ground or in trees.

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