Sasquatch With Chinese Characteristics
China Daily’s Wang Xiaodong profiles 62-year-old Hubei native Li Guohua and his more than thirty-year pursuit of the Chinese bigfoot:
Trogloraptor: Spider version of Bigfoot found in caves of the Pacific Northwest
The forests of the coastal regions from California to British Columbia are renowned for their unique and ancient animals and plants, such as coast redwoods, tailed frogs, mountain beavers and the legendary Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch). Whereas Bigfoot is probably just fiction, a huge, newly discovered spider is very real. Trogloraptor (or "cave robber") is named for its cave home and spectacular, elongate claws. It is a spider so evolutionarily special that it represents not only a new genus and species, but also a new family (Trogloraptoridae). Even for the species-rich insects and arachnids, to discover a new, previously unknown family is an historic moment. A study of the new family and its evolutionary and conservation significance was published in the open access journal Zookeys.
Read rest see pics here: http://www.sciencecodex.com/spider_version_of_bigfoot_emerges_from_caves_in_the_pacific_northwest-96881