A new species of tarantula (the Mega Horned Baboon Tarantula, Ceratogyrus attonitifer) is described in a paper published in the open-access journal African Invertebrates by Drs John Midgley and Ian Engelbrecht. The spider was discovered by Dr John Midgley during a survey of Angola as part of the National Geographic Society’s Okavango Wilderness Project. Although the new spider belongs to a group known as horned baboon spiders, the peculiar protuberance is not present in all of these species. “No other spider in the world possesses a similar foveal protuberance,” commented the authors.
You can read more about this exciting find on National Geographic’s website