NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Jumping Spiders, Odd Gecko, More

NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Jumping Spiders, Odd Gecko, More
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Little is known about this potentially new species of jumping spider of the Uroballus genus, Conservation International announcedon March 25, 2009.

The small spider—among 50 new spider species found in a Papua New Guinea rain forest during a 2008 expedition—joins about 5,000 types of jumping spiders already known to science.

The insects' "superpower" comes from muscles in their bodies that squeeze blood into their otherwise puny legs, making them jump.

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—Photograph by Wayne Maddison, courtesy CI
 
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