More than a dozen new tarantula species were found in the southwestern part of the United States. The Johnny Cash tarantula, or Aphonopelma johnnycashi, was aptly named since it was discovered around a Cash song inspiration: Folsom Prison. Additionally, the Johnny Cash tarantula is black in color, and Cash was known to wear black clothing.

 

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Johnny Cash Tarantula One of 14 New Spiders

Fourteen new species of tarantula have just been discovered in the southwestern U.S., including one named after the popular late singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The newfound spiders double the number of known tarantula species from the region, …

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