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Seven new species of spiders discovered; named after Harry Potter, GoT characters

Two species are named after spider characters from the classic works by J R R Tolkien.

Jan 15, 2018, 16:04 PM IST

Scientists name new spider species after Bob Marley

In 2009, the sea along the coastline of Queensland in Australia receded to such an extent that it exposed a population of spiders.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

New 'smiley-faced' spider species discovered; named after Obamas, Leo DiCaprio

The team was able to identify and formally describe fifteen new species.

Sep 27, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Researchers identify new species of cave-dwelling spiders!

Califorctenus cacachilensis is in the same group of spiders (Family Ctenidae) as the notoriously highly venomous Brazilian wandering spider.

Apr 13, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Arachnid population increases as scientists discover 50 new species of spiders in Australia!

The research expedition was conducted on Quinkan country, near Cooktown, which is currently being considered for national heritage listing.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

Ten new spider species found in Madagascar

As many as 10 sub-social cobweb spider species have been spotted during a research on nearly 400 Madagascar colonies.

Jun 23, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

New spider species discovered in Kerala

Three new species of spiders have been discovered near the proposed airport site at Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.

Feb 18, 2014, 16:05 PM IST