NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found

NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
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Many of the 850 new species found during a recent survey of Australia's underground habitats, such as this blind spider, proved to be "really unexpected things in unexpected places," team member Steve Cooper, of the South Australian Museum, said in October 2009.

For instance, a scientist found an arachnid in western Australia's dry pastureland that had been thought to exist only in rain forests--the first time any species in that group had ever been found in Australia, Cooper said.
—Photograph courtesy Julianne Waldock and Bill Humphreys, Western Australian Museum
 
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