New spider named after Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

A handout image made available by the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt on June 12, 2020, shows a male Madagascan Huntsman spider (Sparassidae), the new genus named "Thunberg spider" which differs from other huntsmans in their eye arrangements and unique dotted patterns on their backs. 

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg can add to her list of personal accolades, including TIME magazine's Person of the Year. Now she has a family of spiders named after her. 

Thunberga gen. nov. is a new genus of huntsman spiders from Madagascar, described by German arachnologist Peter Jager, and named after the wunderkind in testament to her commitment to tackling climate change.

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