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Ancient spider species with a tail discovered

Scientists say the species crawled around southeast Asia alongside ancient spiders for millions of years. (Source: CNN) Scientists say the species crawled around southeast Asia alongside ancient spiders for millions of years. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Scientists found a spider with a whip-like tail preserved in amber in Myanmar.

They call the species the "Chimerarachne yingi."

It looks like a spider with a tail, from another creature, attached to it.

Scientists say it is not a spider, but a relative that crawled around southeast Asia alongside ancient spiders for millions of years.

The tiny creature was only three millimeters long.

There is no way to tell if it was venomous, according to scientists.

The four specimens found did not have fangs large enough to examine. 

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