Dec 14, 2016 · Scientists in India have taken inspiration from J.K. Rowling’s «Harry Potter» series in naming a distinctive new species of spider.
A new spider species has just been discovered, but it already has a doppelganger — the sorting hat from the “Harry Potter” series. Three scientists in India discovered the new spider species
Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks «uncannily» like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said Thursday.
The new species, which measures just 7mm, has been named Eriovixia Gryffindori, after Gryffindor, one of the founding wizards of Hogwarts, and original owner of the hat used by the wizarding
A spider bearing an «uncanny» resemblance to the sorting hat in the Harry Potter series has been discovered by scientists in India.
The spider, Eriovixia gryffindori, just 7 millimeters (0.28 inches) long, was named as such because its shape reminded its discoverers of the magical «sorting hat» in the Harry Potter books.
Dec 15, 2016 · New Spider Species Named After the ‘Sorting Hat’ By Nathaniel Scharping | December 15, 2016 11:54 am Eriovixia gryffindori measures just a quarter inch in length.
«We’re excited to have found this new spider whose shape is similar to the magical sorting hat owned by the wizard [Gryffindor]. The discovery was made in Kans forest area of Karnataka.” Along with his colleagues, Ahmed has described five new spider species in the last two years.
A new species of spider has been named after the Hogwarts sorting hat in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, thanks to its peculiarly shaped abdomen.
Scientists put on their thinking caps to name Eriovixia gryffindori, a new spider species, which resembles the Sorting Hat from the «Harry Potter» books and movies.