Science enthusiasts and Peter Parker fans alike will get a kick out of this news- and so would Peter Parker himself! Comicbook.com has reported that two new spider species have been discovered in Iran, and the archaeologists took inspiration from the big screen incarnations of Spider-Man when naming the species. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield now have the honor of adding to their respective namesakes the Filistata maguirei and Pritha garfieldi! Yuri M. Marusik and Alireza Zamani are the two archaeologists that published the papers which christened the new species. The spiders were found in the Geno Biosphere Reserve of southern Iran, and in the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran. Both species come from the same family, Filistatidae, which boast a common name of Crevice Weavers, as that’s where they like to build their homes. As the paper notes, the spiders “are venomous, but do not pose a risk to humans,”which is probably what Spider-Man would want. Read on to get a look at these suckers!Here’s a look at Maguire’s namesake spiders:
The Filistatidae family is said to be very diverse, so in time there may even be one named for Tom Holland, the next and youngest Spidey portrayer. Debuting in the MCU with the new Spider-Man movie in 2017, this Peter Parker will be only 15 years old; quite a jump from the previous performances. This Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ movie collaboration will be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), and from a screenplay by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses 2).