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Scientists name tarantula after Johnny Cash

Scientists have discovered a new species of tarantula in California near Folsom Prison and named it after the musician that made the prison famous, Johnny Cash.

Dr Chris Hamilton, who named the spider, told 5 live “It’s a special spider here in the US, especially for Johnny Cash fans”.

The species has been named Aphonopelma Johnny-Cashi and is found on the Western foothills of Nevada in the area around Sacramento.

This clip is originally from 5 live Drive on Thursday 4 February 2016.

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