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Peacock spiders are one of the newest discoveries in the scientific community

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Peacock spiders are one of the newest discoveries in the scientific community.

Biologist Madeline Girard and her friend Eddie Aloise King were on a collecting mission in Queensland, Australia, scanning the ground for specimens of Maratus volans. Instead, they found two entirely new species.

Male Sparklemuffin (Maratus jactatus) spiders have butts like ski caps made out of jewels and a dance that makes them look very, very drunk.

The black and white Skeletorus (Maratus sceletus) was named after Skeletor from Masters of the Universe, and looks very different from any other peacock spider, which might mean the group is more diverse than scientists suspected.

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