PHOTOS: Cyanide Millipede, Huge Spider Among New Species

PHOTOS: Over Thousands Species Discovered in Vietnam
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The medium-size spider Pseudopoda confusa, first documented in 2006 in northern Laos, is among 88 new spider species found in the Greater Mekong region between 1997 and 2007.

From the "timid to the truly terrifying," invertebrates--animals without spines--made up the largest group of new species, according to the WWF report.

''Who knows what else is out there waiting to be discovered? But what is clear is that there is plenty more where this came from,'' WWF's Chapman said.

"The scientific world is only just realizing what people here have known for centuries."
—Photograph courtesy Greater Mekong Programme/WWF International
 
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