This stunning tarantula lives mainly on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more.
Dr. Platnick’s research focuses on the spider family Oonopidae, the goblin spiders. He leads a National Science Foundation-funded Planetary Biodiversity Inventory project with more than 45 arachnologists in 12 countries.
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Which came first: spiders or dinosaurs? Do all spiders make webs? Are all spiders poisonous? Test your knowledge and find out more.