Luxemburgin Natural History Museumin tutkijat Ben Thuy ja Lea Numberger ovat löytäneet uuden käärmetähtiin kuuluvan eläinlajin fossiilit. Tutkijat nimesivät löydöksensä nimellä ”Brezinacantha Tolis”, joka on peruja Rotting Christ -yhtyeen perustaneiden veljesten Sakis ja Themis Tolisin nimestä.
“This is one of the greatest honors I have received as an individual and musician and it gives me power to keep on creating and offer these wild times.” Sakis kommentoi kunniaa.
Tutkijat kommentoivat nimivalintaansa: “When we first saw the fossil brittle star, we immediately knew it was something exciting. It turned out to be a species new to science, and so we had the privilege to name it. With the choice of the name, we wanted to combine our joint passions for science and music, and decided to honour one of our favourite bands. The new fossil belongs to an animal that lived in a dark, toxic environment in the depths of an ancient ocean, dwelling on the remains of their dead predecessors. This is pure black metal! Naming this species after Sakis and Themis Tolis is our way to issue an academic recognition of their talent and hard work. Now they own a small piece of immortality, because scientific species names are for eternity.”
Lähde: Season of Mist
Kuva: Rotting Christ