The #Tachymenoides harrisonfordi named after the actor

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Scientists have named a new species of snake, discovered in Peru, after the famous movie actor Harrison Ford.

It is believed that this is intended to honor the veteran actor’s environmental work.

He’s well known for his roles as Han Solo in Star Wars and the globetrotting archaeologist Indiana Jones, who famously hates snakes. So why would they name an entire species of snake after him?

Ford, who is vice chair of non-profit group Conservation International and reportedly a fan of snakes, unlike Indiana Jones, also has a spider – Calponia harrisonfordi – and a species of ant – Pheidole harrisonfordi – named after him.


He said: “These scientists keep naming critters after me, but it’s always the ones that terrify children.

“I don’t understand. I spend my free time cross-stitching. I sing lullabies to my basil plants, so they won’t fear the night.”

This definitely means there’s something the scientists ain’t getting right.

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