New eyeless spider named after Monster Hunter monster
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New eyeless spider named after Monster Hunter monster

Jun 30, 2024 4:00 PM

A newly discovered eyeless spider species, Otacilia khezu, named after a Monster Hunter creature, has been found in China. This naming follows a trend among scientists who honor their favorite games through taxonomy. The Khezu from Monster Hunter is an eyeless flying wyvern, making the name fitting for this unique spider. The person responsible for this naming has a history of game-inspired names, including references to popular series like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and another Monster Hunter species, Rathalos.

nWhat inspired the name Otacilia khezu for the new spider species? n

The name Otacilia khezu is inspired by the Monster Hunter creature Khezu, a type of flying wyvern known for its lack of eyes, similar to the newly discovered eyeless spider.


Monster Hunter Wilds, the latest entry in the Monster Hunter series by Capcom, continues to generate excitement among fans. With a recent showcase at Summer Game Fest, the game promises a playable demo and boasts impressive early reviews. The Monster Hunter series, known for its challenging gameplay and detailed monster designs, has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, proving its enduring popularity.

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Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-06-30 16:24:03
Naming the new spider Otacilia khezu is a perfect nod to Monster Hunter fans, blending real-world discovery with gaming culture. It's rad to see scientists combining their passions like this, giving us even more reason to be hyped for Monster Hunter Wilds
N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-06-30 16:18:02
Naming a spider after the eyeless Khezu from Monster Hunter is an epic nod to the gaming community, blending science and geek culture perfectly. It's awesome to see excitement around Monster Hunter Wilds too—Capcom keeps knocking it out of the park with these creature designs
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-06-30 16:12:02
It's always cool when science and gaming intersect like this Otacilia khezu not only highlights the creativity of taxonomists but also shows how deep gaming culture has embedded itself in various fields.
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