Spider named after David Bowie

Pretty cool, a newly discovered spider in Malaysia has been named after David Bowie. Naming endagered animals after celebrities is apparently not just a PR trick, it is a PR trick in this case to help put more spiders on the endagered species lists. Obviously the spider connection is clear, so lets hope it works – there’s only 500 of these particular beasties left in the world. Telegraph article here.

I am currently living in a cellar apartment and I am seeing a few more large spiders than I am altogether comfortable with… One just walked out of the room that was in the area of 7 to 9 centimetres across (don’t know how many inches that is, but it is several).

Also in the animal news, a new species of rat the size of a cat has been discovered. Seems like a peaceful follow, though.

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: