John McTiernan (born January 8, 1951) is an American film director who directed the 1987 film Predator. Other notable films McTiernan has directed include the seminal action classic Die Hard (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).
The real-life goblin spider species Predatoroonops mctiernani is named after McTiernan; every member of the Predatoroonops genus has a name that references Predator, due to the perceived similarity between the spider's mouthparts and the Predator's mandibles.
↑Brescovit, Bonaldo, Santos, Ott & Rheims, 2012: The Brazilian goblin spiders of the new genus Predatoroonops (Araneae, Oonopidae).Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, n. 370, pp. 1–68 (whole text).