May 12, 2008

Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi

Neil Young

Ladies and gentlemen: Neil the Spider.

Neil Young has had a newly discovered species of trapdoor spider named after him, reports Reuters news agency in Los Angeles today (May 12).
East Carolina University biologist, Jason Bond who discovered the spider in Jefferson County, Alabama, and being a fan of Young, decided to name the arachnid 'Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi'.

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