Prethopalpus attenboroughi

Prethopalpus attenboroughi (or Attenborough's goblin spider) is a tiny spider named after Sir David Attenborough, that is found only on Horn Island off northern Queensland in Australia. The millimeter-long spider was described in 2012 by Dr Barbara Baehr of the Queensland Museum and Professor Mark Harvey of the Western Australian Museum.[1][2]

Prethopalpus attenboroughi
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P. attenboroughi
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Prethopalpus attenboroughi
Baehr & Harvey, 2012

The male type specimen was collected in 1986; the female is unknown.[3]

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References

  1. "Australian spider named after Sir David Attenborough". BBC News. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. "New kind of spider which looks like a goblin is named after Sir David Attenborough..." Daily Mail. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. The new Australasian goblin spider genus Prethopalpus (Araneae, Oonopidae) Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 369
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