Spider found in Thar desert given Malayali researcher's name

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Irinjalakuda: A Malayali researcher gave his name to a recently discovered spider from Rajasthan's Thar desert. The spider 'Pseudomogrus sudhii' bears the name of its discoverer, AV Sudhikumar, who is also the head of the zoology department at Christ College in Irinjalakuda.

Researchers Rishikesh Balakrishna Tripathi and Ashish Kumar Jangid from the Dehradun Wildlife Institute of research conducted the study under the supervision of Dr Dmitry Luganov, a spider researcher from the Manchester Museum in Manchester University in Britain, which resulted in the discovery of the new spider.

The spider is only 4mm long and belongs to the family of jumping spiders. The female spider has black eyes on her yellow-colored head, while the male spider is dark brown in colour with little white furs on her body.

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