Posted on 13 Dec 2016

    These Scientists Just Discovered A Spider That Uncannily Looks Like The "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat

    Eriovixia gryffindori, as it was later christened, is named after one of the Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor.

    These are Mumbai-based naturalists Javed Ahmed, Rajashree Khalap and Sumukha J.N.

    Javed Ahmed

    While on a recent trip to the Western Ghats for some research, they discovered a smol spider.

    Javed Ahmed

    I am sure Harry Potter fans will see the similarity.

    World, meet Eriovixia gryffindori — the spider that looks like the Sorting Hat and has been named after one of the Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor.

    Javed Ahmed

    "When we first saw the spider, our collective thoughts were, 'It looks just like the sorting hat, from the films!' Being on the same wavelength, we decided to name the spider, after Godric Gryffindor," Ahmed told BuzzFeed.

    The spider even made its way to Queen J.K. Rowling, who seemed mighty pleased with the little buggo.

    Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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