Heteropoda davidbowie

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Heteropoda davidbowie
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Sparassidae
Genus: Heteropoda
Species: H. davidbowie
Binomial name
Heteropoda davidbowie
P. Jaeger[1]

Heteropoda davidbowie is a species of spider of the Heteropoda genus. It was discovered in Malaysia by Peter Jäger and named after singer David Bowie to raise awareness of his discoveries and that many of these species are endangered.[1] The spider is described as being large, yellow and hairy.


  1. ^ a b "Bowie gets spider named after him". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 September 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2009.