Tachymenoides harrisonfordi : New Snake Species
A newly discovered snake species has been named Tachymenoides harrisonfordi in honour of the actor Harrison Ford.
- This recognition is due to Ford’s environmental advocacy.
- The snake, measuring 16 inches in length, is yellowish-brown with black blotches, a black belly, and a vertical streak over its copper-coloured eye.
- Harrison Ford, famous for his role as Indiana Jones, humorously remarked that scientists often name critters after him, jokingly noting that they always seem to pick creatures that terrify children.
- He expressed his humility and thanked the researchers, emphasizing the importance of understanding and preserving our planet’s biodiversity.