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Beware, arachnophobes: Half of spiders are undiscovered

July 30th, 2012

Scientists estimate that approximately 43,000 species of spiders exist today and one individual believes we are only about half way done. Norman Platnick with American Museum of Natural History exclaimed, “I have argued that we are basically halfway through [identifying the world’s spiders]. Some of my colleagues think I am being way to optimistic and…

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