U2 Bono

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Approximately three dozen kinds of a spider species commonly known as the trapdoor spider have been identified. And because three of them were found at the Joshua Tree National Park in California, one of the three is being named after U2 singer Bono.

According to The Press-Enterprise, A. bonoi was named after the U2 singer as a way to honor both him and the band’s 1987 studio album The Joshua Tree. According to taxonomist Jason Bond of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History in Alabama, 33 new species of the genus “Aptostichus” were discovered. The spider is found in Nevada, Arizona and California.

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