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.
Baehr & Harvey, 2012
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- New species named for Sir David Attenborough WA Museum news, 4 August 2012