David Attenborough has spider named after him
Revered nature lover Sir David Attenborough has had a new species of spider named after him.
The Prethopalpus attenboroughi is a tiny goblin spider measuring just over a millimetre in length and is found on Horn Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Accepting the creepy honour, the veteran broadcaster says, "Naming a species is the biggest of compliments that you could ask from any scientific community and I truly thank you very, very much indeed for this one."
Attenborough has previously had a species of fish, plant and tree named after him too.
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