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.