Eriovixia gryffindori, is a species of spiders in the family Araneidae. The animal belongs to the genus Eriovixia. It was discovered in 2016 in the Indian state of Karnataka by Javed Ahmed, Rajashree Khalap and Sumukha Javagal. The discoverers of this new spider thought it resembled the Sorting Hat of the Harry Potter books. So they named it after Godric Gryffindor, the original owner of the sorting hat.  Habitat It was discovered in the mountainous Western Ghats region of south-western India.
^ Ahmed, Javed; Khalap, Rajashree; Sumukha, JN (2016). "A new species of dry foliage mimicking Eriovixia Archer, 1951 from central Western Ghats, India (Araneae: Araneidae)" (PDF). Indian Journal of Arachnology. Indian Society of Arachnology. 5 (1-2): 24–27. ISSN 2278-1587. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. ^ New spider named after Harry Potter character, Times of India, 11 december 2016
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