Tuesday, 21 October 2014

John Lennon commemorated by naming a new tarantula species from South America after him

Date:
October 20, 2014

Source:
Pensoft Publishers

Summary:
A newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia was named Bumba lennoni in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles. The new species is part of the tarantula family Theraphosidae which comprises the largest sized spider species in the world


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