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Peacock Parachute Spider spotted in Eastern Ghats

For the first time, the researchers have sighted a critically endangered species of tarantula – Peacock Parachute Spider (or Gooty Tarantula) beyond its known habitat in the Eastern Ghats. The spider belongs to the genus ‘Poecilotheria’. The spider was spotted by a team of researchers of the Puducherry-based Indigenous Biodiversity Foundation (IBF) in the Pakkamalai ..

New Spider species named after David Attenborough

A new species of spider was named after the British naturalist and famous TV Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. The species prethopalpus attenboroughi is found only on Horn island in the Torres Strait in Queensland, Australia. The other name of Prethopalpus is goblin spider. Earlier a fossil of a fish Materpiscis attenboroughi that existed 380 million ..