14 New Species of Tarantula. One dressed in black, found near Folsom Prison named for Johnny Cash.

Main report: New 'Johnny Cash' Tarantula Uproots Spider Family Tree
(National Geographic)
Other Reporting: The Inquisitr, BBC News, Live Science, CNN
Scientific Paper:    
New Taxa: Aphonopelma johnnycashi, Aphonopelma madera
Categories: Arachnids | Celebrity Taxa | New Species
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A challenging, years-long survey has uncovered 14 new species of tarantula, including one named after Johnny Cash.

National Geographic. Photography by Dr. Chris A Hamilton.


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