Scientists name new fossils after French metal band Gojira

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“Genus Named in Honor of French Metal Band Gojira”

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gojira Something Fossil has become the latest band to have their name.

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The French metal band consisted of a trio of “brittle star fossils” named in his honor by scientists from Luxembourg’s Natour Musée and the Florida Museum of America (via). kerrang!)

Brittle stars, which are about the same size as starfish, were discovered in France, Luxembourg and Austria in what was once the bed of the Jurassic Tethys Ocean.


Scientists name three fossils Ophiogozira labadi, Ophiagozira andrei And ophioduplantiera noctiluca.

The name is explained in more detail in a report published by the scientists.

He wrote: “Genus named in honor of the French metal band Gojira for producing songs of an immeasurable intensity, beautifully dark and heavy, and exploring the abyss of life and death, of human power and error, and of thriving and yet danger.” in the ocean.”

Gojira will hit the road in the new year to run a show in support of her seventh album “Fortitude”, which was released in April.

Beginning the tour in Helsinki, Gojira will proceed to make stop-offs in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Budapest and other cities from January to February and March 2022. You can see the full list of dates here.


In reviewing Gojira’s latest album, Granthshala Wrote: “Placing themselves somewhere between the futuristic metal of Bring Me the Horizon and the brute force of genre legends, Gojira might be the perfect metal band for right now.”

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