If you thought the late Johnny Cash couldn't get any cooler, think again. The Man in Black now has a tarantula named after him.
"Johnny was kind of a rebel back in the day, and he frightened people. ... But yet, you know, apparently he was an incredibly wonderful man," he told Sky News.
Biologist Chris Hamilton helped with the "taxonomic revision" after new species of tarantula were discovered in the California Floristic Province and Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands.
He told the BBC, "A lot of people think of new species as coming from areas of the Earth that not many humans have been to before ... but that's really frankly not the case."
Hamilton said one reason the johnnycashi species wasn't recognized earlier is probably because of the similar appearance of female johnnycashi to a different tarantula found in the Mojave Desert.