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Lev Parikian
I like this. A new spider in the genus Loureedia has been found. The genus gets its name because they're velvety and live underground.
This velvet spider group was thought to live only in Africa and the Middle East.
Natural History Museum Natural History Museum @NHM_London
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hazelblackberry Feb 2
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The world can be such a charming and delightful place.
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Lev Parikian Feb 2
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And when I say 'found', I mean 'found in Europe for the first time' as per the headline. 🙄
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Louise Nicolas Feb 2
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Sunday Morning is the Perfect Day to read about this discovery
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Alastair Bishop 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Feb 3
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European Spun
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Lyndon Rosser🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇪🇺 Feb 3
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They were there all along, just waiting for a man to find them
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Ralph The Wonder Llama Feb 3
So, he's taking a walk on the wild side?
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Pon Zena Feb 3
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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It turns out Loureedia anulipes isn’t by any means the only species name inspired by the attributes of a famous person. Here are a few more.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Meet Leucothoe eltoni, named because its large shoe-like appendage is reminiscent of Elton John’s huge boots in Tommy.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Agra schwarzeneggeri has some muscles. Got to say, this one’s a bit of a stretch, but you can’t argue with scientists.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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The spider Pachygnatha zappa has a droopy moustache, and is also known for its prolific musical output, influenced by everything from doo-wop to Stravinsky.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Look closely and you’ll see that the flatworm Baicalellia daftpunka has helmet-shaped stylets very much in the shape of those worn by the famed Parisian electro-dudes.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Like Mick Jagger, the trilobite Aegrotocatellus jaggeri looks remarkably good for its age.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Scaptia beyonceae is a fly with a ‘striking golden behind’.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Don’t @ me, I’m not the one that named it.
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Dee Feb 3
And has a dinosaur named after him.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Finally, and without wishing to trigger anyone, meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.
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Lev Parikian Feb 3
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Here’s a list of organisms named after famous people.
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Philip J Taylor Feb 3
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Does it *Walk on the Wild Side*?
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