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Newly Discovered Species of Beetle Named After Nightwish Singer Floor Jansen

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Nightwish singer Floor Jansen joins the members of Between the Buried and Me as notable metal musicians to have animal species named after them.

Scientist Andreas Weigel discovered a new species of beetle last year and named it after Jansen, dubbing it Tmesisternus floorjansenae. What a surreal and bizarre honor! Jansen announced the news via Facebook along with a close-up photo of this most beautiful creature (above).

Interestingly, Jansen isn’t the first member of Nightwish to have a newly discovered species named after her: biologist Jukka Salmela found a new kind of fungus gnat in Finland in 2017 and named it Sciophila holopaineni after Tuomas Holopainen.

[via Kerrang!]

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