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Newly discovered species of spider named after Sachin Tendulkar


Newly discovered species of spider named after Sachin Tendulkar


Dhruv Prajapati, a research scholar from the Gujarat Ecological Education & Research (GEER) Foundation, has discovered two new spider species in Kerala, TamilNadu and Gujarat.

One spider species was named after Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as “Marengo Sachin Tendulkar”.

while the other was named as “Indomarengo chavarapater” after Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, who played a key role in creating awareness on education in the state of Kerala.

The findings of his study were published in the September issue of a Russian journal titled Arthropoda Selecta.