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Scientist brings 50 million year old spider 'back to life'
Date:10/29/2007

nite period in the African jungle in a living laboratory' studying spiders.

Earlier this year, a species of spider which dates back more than 20 million years was named after Dr Penney. The amber-encased spider which was discovered deep in a Mexican mine is thought to have lived long before the first humans.

It was found by a Mexican researcher who earned the right to name the species and he chose the name Episinus penneyi in honour of his former colleague.


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Contact: Alex Waddington
alex.waddington@manchester.ac.uk
01-613-063-983
University of Manchester
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