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FUBAR’s Definitive Ranking of Attenborough-named Species

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Sir David Attenborough, broadcasting legend and the grandparent everyone wished they had, is no stranger to having people from all walks of life worship him.

He’s now been gifted with having a crustacean fossil named after him.

Cascolus ravitis – ‘cascolus’ coming from Old English words translated from Latin to hold the name “Attenborough” and ‘ravitis’ being the Roman name for Leicester, where he grew up.

This is not the only species/object named after him, Attenborough has at least 8 species that carry something to do with his name and some of them are pretty weird.

Here’s our definitive ranking of Attenborough named species with GIF reactions:

8. Electrotettix attenboroughi

A pygmy locust

Electrotettix attenboroughi
via GIPHY

7. Materpiscis attenboroughi

380m-year-old fish from the Gogo formation

Materpiscis attenboroughi
via GIPHY

6. Pristimantis attenboroughi

Andean rubber frog

Pristimantis attenboroughi
via GIPHY

5.Attenborougharion rubicundus

A brightly coloured semi-slug

Attenborougharion rubicundusvia GIPHY

4. Microleo attenboroughi

18m-year-old marsupial lion

microleo attenbourghu
via GIPHY

3. Zaglossus attenboroughi

A long-beaked echidna

echidna
via GIPHY

2. Euptychia attenboroughii

A rare Amazonian butterfly

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via GIPHY

1. Attenborosaurus conybeare

Loch Ness Monster-like aquatic beastie from the Jurassic era.

Attenborosaurus conybeare
via GIPHY

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