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Prehistoric arthropod named after Johnny Depp due to its ‘scissor hands’

Artists depiction of Kooteninchela deppi. Image courtesy of Imperial College London.

Half a billion years after an arthropod with long triple claws roamed the shallow Cambrian seas, scientists have named it after Hollywood movie actor, Johnny Depp: Kooteninchela deppi. Depp, known for his versatility as an actor, played Edward Scissorhands—an artificial man with long scissors for hands—in a popular 1990 film.   The species was discovered in Stanley Glacier in Canada’s ... Read More »