During a study of the fossilized remains of the Rollinschaeta myoplena (fossilization is a rare event in nature when it comes to worms) the team was able to determine the species was a close relative of earthworms and leeches as well as a member of the "fireworm" (or "Amphinomidae") family. All of which (unlike Mr. Rollins), have soft bodies. Comparatively speaking, this worm's got a six-pack, in worm terms.
The fossilized remains of Rollinschaeta myoplena
Lou Reed, whose name is now synonomous with a species of velvet spider known as Loureedia, David Bowie provided the namesake for a rare type of Malaysia spider, Heteropoda davidbowie, and Frank Zappa who had the distinct honor to have a jellyfish named after him, the Phialella zappai.
Zappa has an even stranger claim to scientific immortality: a type of bacteria that causes pimples was dubbed Propionibacterium zappae:
Loureedia annulipes, an underground-dwelling genus of velvet spider discovered in Israel
'Spider from Mars': Heteropoda davidbowie, discovered in Malaysia in 2009.
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