Ancient spider

49 Million Years Old Spotted Spider in Amber

According to the international journal Naturwissenschaften Scientists find in ancient amber age 49 million years the spider of the family Sparassidae, whose members today live in the tropics and some parts of southern Europe. In the past, these spiders are obviously inhabited, and the central part of Europe. Members of the family Sparassidae – a large and active spiders, so usually they are not stuck in amber.Recently, another group of researchers in India found a large piece of amber, which is a lot of insects, arachnids and other arthropods. Age of discovery is about 50 million years. New technology X-ray computed tomography allowed scientists to see details of the spider , who was stuck in a piece of amber.