The Museum is home to the largest collection of spiders in the world, one that is still growing through the fieldwork of scientists such as Norm Platnick, Curator Emeritus in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology. Platnick, who has discovered and described more than 1,600 new spider species, says there are many more to find. Find out more about his research after the link: http://bit.ly/QntTCC
This side view of the claws found at the tip of an Andean goblin spider’s first pair of legs was taken using a scanning electron microscope.
© AMNH/N. Dupérré