Sir David Attenborough's visit to the WA Museum

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Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough receives a copy of the publication where Prethopalpus attenboroughi is named
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough and his daughter Susan seated in the audience
Image copyright of WA MuseumAlec Coles, OBE begins proceedings
Image copyright of WA MuseumDr Mark Harvey delivers a speech about the new species, Prethopalpus attenboroughi, which is named after Sir David Attenborough
Image copyright of WA MuseumDr Mark Harvey delivers a speech about the new species, Prethopalpus attenboroughi, which is named after Sir David Attenborough
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough listening to proceedings
Image copyright of WA MuseumProf. Lyn Beazley congratulates Frances Harvey for describing several species of trapdoor spiders
Image copyright of WA MuseumProf. Alan Robson presents Sir David Attenborough a framed picture of Prethopalpus attenboroughi
Image copyright of WA MuseumProf. Alan Robson presents Sir David Attenborough a framed picture of Prethopalpus attenboroughi
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to the audience about biodiversity, and the honour of having a species named after him
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks Frances Harvey about her publication in Zootaxa
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to Frances Harvey about her publication in Zootaxa
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to Frances Harvey about her publication in Zootaxa
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to Prof. Lyn Beazley
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to Prof. Lyn Beazley
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough talks to Prof. Lyn Beazley
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Dr Mark Harvey and Dr Barbara Baehr, who described Prethopalpus attenboroughi
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Dr Mark Harvey and Dr Barbara Baehr, who described Prethopalpus attenboroughi
Image copyright of WA Museum(L-R) Prof. Alan Robson, Prof. Lyn Beazley, Sir David Attenborough, Dr Mark Harvey, Dr Barbara Baehr, and Alec Coles, OBE
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough and Dr Barbara Baehr
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Dr Mark Harvey
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Dr Mark Harvey
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Dr Harry Butler
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Dr Harry Butler
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Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with members of the WA Museum's arachnology team
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough meets with Dr Mike Rix and Dr Mark Harvey from the WA Museum's Terrestrial Zoology department
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough signs a copy of 'Life on Earth'
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with the publication describing Prethopalpus attenboroughi, and a picture of the tiny arachnid
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with the publication describing Prethopalpus attenboroughi, and a picture of the tiny arachnid
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough with Ellen Harvey
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough speaks to Ellen Harvey
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough speaks to Ellen Harvey
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough meets with Prof. Lyn Beazley, Dr Mark Harvey and Ellen Harvey
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough meets with Dr Mieke Strong from the WA Museum's Terrestrial Zoology department
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough meets with Dr Cathy Carr from the WA Museum's Terrestrial Zoology department
Image copyright of WA MuseumSir David Attenborough meets with the Department of Culture and Art's Director General, Allanah Lucas

Prethopalpus attenboroughi was discovered and described by Queensland Museum Research Fellow Dr Barbara Baehr and WA Museum Head of Terrestrial Zoology Dr Mark Harvey. The tiny arachnid was named after eminent naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

On Saturday 4 August 2012, Sir David Attenborough visited the Western Australian Museum to receive a copy of the publication describing the spider, a mounted photo of the spider, and to meet the people who named this new species after him.