Meet The Gross Spider Species Named After Dave Mustaine

The scientist who discovered a new tartantula species is apparently a huge Megadeth fan, because he named it after Dave.

Last week, a new tarantula species was discovered in Arizona and New Mexico. The scientist who discovered it, Dr. Brent E. Hendrixson, must be a big Megadeth fan, because he gave it the scientific name Aphonopelma Davemustainei.

Dave tweeted about it along with a photo of a specimen Dr. Hendrixson gave him.

Warning: Gross spider pic below (ew).

How cool is this? I got my own tarantula named after me! Totally metal!!!— Dave Mustaine


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