Meet the newest discovered spider species: the Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider. It was discovered in Miami by a zookeeper at Zoo Miami. And, you should be terrified because it does have venom, it does bite and it lives in a burrow with a hinged cover (hence the trapdoor name) that allows it to hide from predators and snatch up prey. And, it can live for decades in it's burrow.
The spider was originally discovered in 2012 at Zoo Miami. They photographed the spider, shared with their conservation and research department. They realized there was no known spider that matched this shiny, black arachnid. It took another two years to find another one, which they collected and sent out for official evaluation. Dr. Rebecca Godwin of Piedmont College in Georgia was the one who who confirmed the spider as a new species. It is related to the tarantula.
They've since realized the female spider can live up to 20 years; whereas the male will mature within 7 years, when it will leave it's burrow, find a mate and die shortly after. Dr. Godwin believes the spiders to be limited to their habitat in the Everglades, not venturing far beyond their burrows, which could mean that their population is fairly small and could easily become threatened.