Johnny Cash tarantula discovered at Folsom State Prison, California


A new species of tarantula species discovered at Folsom State Prison, California has been named after Johnny Cash.

Aphonopelma johnnycashi is one of 14 new species of tarantulas identified by researchers in a paper released in the open-access journal ZooKeys on Thursday.

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Do you believe in life after death? Johnny Cash has resuscitated more than 12 years after his death… and walks the line on eight legs.

The species Aphonopelma johnnycashi was discovered in the American southwest near California’s Folsom State Prison.

The study was the result of a decade of work by scientists.

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