Dave Steinman in Squeak Cave
This odd looking critter is the type specimen for a newly
described species of pseudoscorpion,
Cryptocreagris steinmanni. A type
specimen is the "name holder" - the single specimen upon which a
new species description is based. This arachnid is about
5 mm long and is named after Department of Zoology research
associate, David Steinmann. Dave is an expert spelunker (caver) who
collected this little beast from Glenwood
Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves of Colorado.
This little arachnid got lots of big press. You can read more
about Dave's discovery at the following websites:
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