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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:39 am 
 

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Four new species of spider have been discovered and named after members of Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Def Leppard and Angra.

The new species were discovered by Brazilian biologist Cristina Rheims, a researcher at Sao Paulo’a biological research center Instituto Butantan.

Specialising in spider taxonomy and classifying spider specimens collected in the field or held at research institutions or museums, Rheims is also a heavy metal fan. “This is the kind of music I like and I usually listen to,” she said (via Public Radio International).

Naming spiders species is ruled by an international code of nomenclature, but part of the name is left to researchers’ creativity.

The new species Rheims found belong to the Sparianthinae family of spiders, which occurs in the Neotropical region from southern Mexico to Argentina. She named them Extraordinarius bruceickinsoni, Extraordinarius klausmeinei, Extraordinarius rickalleni and Extraordinarius andrematosi after Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, Def Leppard’s Rick Allen, Scorpions’ Klaus Meine and Angra’s André Matos.


More here: https://www.nme.com/news/music/newly-di ... ra-2558920

Pretty cool :)

Also, bonus lol (linked in the same article, though unrelated):
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Osore
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 am 
 

We need more metalheads in biology!
I'm jealous of her, I will never be able to discover a new species by working with model species in a laboratory. Anyway, the names she gave to them mean nothing to me because I don't listen to those bands. I would call one spider after my real name, which is archaic augmentative for fear, the other would be pessimum, then misanthrope, antichrist and the possible 5th would be morana, like Slavic goddess of death, night and winter.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:55 am 
 

Oh no. Heavy metal just got cancelled.

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joppek
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:00 pm 
 

a swedish biologist also named worms named after lemmy, king diamond, and alex webster (kalloprion kilmisteri, kingnites diamondi, and websteroprion armstrongi)

also, the article typo'd the bruce spider - it doesn't have a d :(
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Osmiumthemetal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:18 pm 
 

I'm not surprised that she's Brazilian. Ditto with the Swedish biologist.

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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:25 am 
 

I want to mention that my brain, just for an instant, mixed this thread's title with the other one about bands with "questionable messages", thus forever branding into my mind the incredibly cryptic, ominous and worrying mix of words that is "new species of spiders with questionable messages".

To be actually on topic, this is a really fun fact, but also creates in me the sadness that none of those spiders' names finish with "thanatometallis".
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megalowho
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:25 am 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
"new species of spiders with questionable messages"


Nice.

I also want to express my relief that there are no pictures in this thread. - Signed, an arachnophobe

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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:50 pm 
 

Huntsman spiders are pretty neat too! Some can get so big that they feature in viral images of oversized spiders.
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Byrain
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:31 am 
 

Osore wrote:
I'm jealous of her, I will never be able to discover a new species by working with model species in a laboratory.


I've found a lot of new species, properly describing them is a lot harder...

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Osore
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:59 pm 
 

Byrain wrote:
I've found a lot of new species, properly describing them is a lot harder...
If you really suspect some species are new, you should probably take a picture and send it to biologists specialised in the related field with an accurate description of a site and date.
I live on The Pannonian Basin that's heavily exploited by agriculture, so whatever I see and check is already described. :boo: If you are in the rain forest, chances are bigger that you pass by some new species without realising it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:47 am 
 

Goatfangs wrote:
Huntsman spiders are pretty neat too! Some can get so big that they feature in viral images of oversized spiders.

You mean in viral images of "fuck living in Australia."
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asphaalanx
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:49 am 
 

droneriot wrote:
Goatfangs wrote:
Huntsman spiders are pretty neat too! Some can get so big that they feature in viral images of oversized spiders.

You mean in viral images of "fuck living in Australia."

We've long since acknowledged our arachnid overlords.

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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:55 pm 
 

Byrain wrote:
Osore wrote:
I'm jealous of her, I will never be able to discover a new species by working with model species in a laboratory.


I've found a lot of new species, properly describing them is a lot harder...


Do you live on the jungle, desert or any other very remote ecosystem?

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Acidgobblin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:20 pm 
 

I don't think the bruceickinsoni is a typo, it seems to be written that way across other articles on this subject (though most are just copypasta).

The dread-filled modern day user of stupid internet stuff wonders if this is auto-correcting the naughty word "dick" from its innocent usage. That or its something along the PC lines we see everywhere these days. Cod help us.

Osore wrote:
We need more metalheads in biology!
I'm jealous of her, I will never be able to discover a new species by working with model species in a laboratory. Anyway, the names she gave to them mean nothing to me because I don't listen to those bands. I would call one spider after my real name, which is archaic augmentative for fear, the other would be pessimum, then misanthrope, antichrist and the possible 5th would be morana, like Slavic goddess of death, night and winter.


I never thought I would write this sentence, but I really hope you never get to name spiders. At least go with something ironically cool like Extrordinarus Kvltvs or something even more adolescent than "antichrist".
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:50 pm 
 

I would name my spider "Wodos".

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Osore
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:26 pm 
 

Acidgobblin wrote:
I never thought I would write this sentence, but I really hope you never get to name spiders. At least go with something ironically cool like Extrordinarvs kvltvs* or something even more adolescent than "antichrist".
:???:

The Antichrist is an excellent book, and cool anti-clerical statement for a biologist who must separate religion from science. If you think about Marilyn Manson's album, than it's pretty adolescent. What I don't get is why I should come up with something more adolescent.

Don't be afraid, I will never discover any new species for sure. I can't go on terrain because of my allergy, and even if I could, I would hate it. I despise manual work, activity, and sports; walking through thick tropical forest would be a nightmare since it combines exertion of force with dirt and venomous, disgusting creatures. I'm more of a molecular biologist for that matter, and I assure you most of my colleagues think the same. We don't like to kiss and hug frogs, cockroaches, (insert something ugly), and most of them didn't like to study them too (unlike myself).

*Latin names of species are written in italic, and only the name of the genus is written with a capital letter. The name you proposed doesn't sound bad, and it's even more "trve kvlt" because in the times when Latin language was actively written and spoken, they used V instead of U.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:06 pm 
 

Im an enthomologist myself... well, was, working in a different field for some 10 years now. But at some point I found what seemed a new species of Taosa (a dictiopharid that feeds on waterhyacinth). At the time I was a lot into Paradise Lost, so my first choice Taosa draconiensis, honouring Draconian Tiems. But then, the specialist sayed it was a rare species already described named Taosa longula. I dunno what happened after...
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