Damon diadema, amblypygi, whip spider, tailless whip scorpion,

Damon diadema

One of my favorite arachnids is only kinda-sorta an arachnid. It belongs to the class Arachnida, but is of the order Amblypygi, which is quite an exclusive club consisting only of tailless whip scorpions (otherwise known as whip spiders). Fossils of these things have been found dating all the way back to the Carboniferous period - and guess [...]