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5 Times Scientists Named New Species/Fossils After Musicians

Promotional portrait of British punk rock group The Clash, 1983. Left to right, Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Pete Howard, and Joe Strummer (1952 - 2002). (Photo by Epic Records/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Joe Strummer – Alviniconcha strummeri

So, why was a newly discovered snail named after the late Clash frontman?  Because researcher Shannon Johnson said the snail was covered in spikes and lived in “hot, acidic poison, so they’re pretty hardcore.”  Can’t argue with that reasoning, can you?