From National Geographic.
While whip spiders are arachnids that fall under the arthropod phylum, they’re not actually spiders. Whip spiders have eight legs, but the front two have evolved into antenniform legs that extend up to two feet long. These legs wiggle around like whips to gather sensory information, earning whip spiders their name. The arachnids also have appendages called pedipalps, which behavioral neuroscientist and National Geographic grantee Verner Bingman describes as being like "pliers with sharp teeth."
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