greedoiThis may be the coolest named new species yet. A paper published last week in the Zoological Taxonomy Journal has identified a new species of Loricariidae (catfish) from the Gurupi River in Brazil. This is a very diverse area within the amazon, home to many different and unusual species. This new species has been named ‘Peckoltia Greedoi’. greedoJonathan W. Armbruster, David C. Werneke, and Milton Ta discovered the species and state the following regarding the new species chosen name, “Named for Greedo of Rodia, a bounty hunter killed by Han Solo in Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina in the movie “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox, 1977) with whom this species shares a remarkable resemblance.” MORE

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