Mastophora dizzydeani

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Mastophora dizzydeani
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Mastophora
Species: M. dizzydeani
Binomial name
Mastophora dizzydeani
Eberhard, 1981[1]

Mastophora dizzydeani is a species of spider named after baseball player Dizzy Dean.[2][3][4] It uses a sticky ball on the end of a thread of webbing to catch its prey.[4]

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  1. ^ "Taxon details Mastophora dizzydeani Eberhard, 1981". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Eberhard, William G. (1980). "The Natural History and Behavior of the Bolas Spider, Mastophora dizzydeani sp. n. (Araneae)" (PDF). Psyche. 87: 143–170. doi:10.1155/1980/81062. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "My True Love Gave To Me … A Bat Species!". 11 February 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Mark Isaak (4 September 2012). "Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature- Etymology: Named after People". Retrieved 22 September 2012.