Loureedia phoenixi Spider (image) University of Turku Share Print E-Mail Caption The Loureedia phoenixi velvet spider was discovered in Iran. The colouring on its back resembles the face paint of the movie character Joker, and the species was named after actor Joaquin Phoenix who recently played the said character. Credit K. Sheikhi Usage Restrictions Please credit the photo to the phorographer. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.