Baehr & Harvey, 2012
Prethopalpus attenboroughi (or Attenborough's goblin spider) is a tiny spider named after Sir David Attenborough, that is found only on Horn Island off northern Queensland in Australia. The millimeter-long spider was described in 2012 by Dr Barbara Baehr of the Queensland Museum and Professor Mark Harvey of the Western Australian Museum.
The male type specimen was collected in 1986; the female is unknown.
- "Australian spider named after Sir David Attenborough". BBC News. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
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- The new Australasian goblin spider genus Prethopalpus (Araneae, Oonopidae) Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 369
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