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Several Fossils Newly Named After Gojira And Their Members


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Gojira have joined the select few metal bands to have a fossil named after them. The environmentally minded French outfit haven’t just been bestowed with the honor of one fossil however, but rather three of them. Metal loving paleontologists Lea Numberger and Ben Thuy are once again responsible for the new namesakes, having previously christened fossils after Between The Buried And Me, The Ocean and more.

Gojira commented:

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“Meet Ophiogojira, a 190-million-year old brittle star named after Gojira. The new fossil comprises two species, Ophiogojira labadiei and Ophiogojira andreui, honoring Gojira’s Jean-Michel Labadie and Christian Andreu, respectively. A third closely related fossil from the same collection was named after Joe and Mario Duplantier: Ophioduplantiera noctiluca. The new fossils were discovered by paleontologists Lea Numberger and Ben Thuy from the Natural History Museum Luxembourg, and biologist Tania Pineda from the Florida Museum of Natural History. Gojira are now part of Earth’s history, and a small step closer to immortality.”

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