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Tarantula Named After Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

12/14/2012 10:56am EST

Dave Mustaine

A new species of deadly spider has been named after heavy metal rocker Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.

The Aphonopelma Davemustainei tarantula was recently discovered in New Mexico and Arizona.
The singer shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing, "How cool is this? I got my own tarantula named after me! Totally metal!!!"

Dave Mustaine spider

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