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
7. Materpiscis attenboroughi
380m-year-old fish from the Gogo formation
6. Pristimantis attenboroughi
Andean rubber frog
A brightly coloured semi-slug
4. Microleo attenboroughi
18m-year-old marsupial lion
3. Zaglossus attenboroughi
A long-beaked echidna
2. Euptychia attenboroughii
A rare Amazonian butterfly
1. Attenborosaurus conybeare
Loch Ness Monster-like aquatic beastie from the Jurassic era.