New Frog Species Named After Ozzy Osbourne

The dendropsophus ozzyi makes a noise similar to a bat

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This is kind of cool.

Ozzy Osbourne has had a new species of frog named after him.

Scientists on a month-long expedition into the Amazon discovered the new species of frog, which emits a loud, bat-like sound.

Inspired by Ozzy’s famous bat-biting incident from decades ago, the team named the frog Dendropsophus ozzyi.

Pedro Peloso, one of the frog’s discoverers told National Geographic:

“As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it.”

The scientists brought back 21 specimens of the frog, and when the subject of music came up during idle discussion in the lab, it was determined to name the amphibian after Ozzy.

Of course, this is not the first time some creature’s been named after a metal icon.

A 420-million-year-old worm with huge jaws was named Kingnites Diamondi, after the Danish metal master King Diamond.

The Kalloprion Kilmisteri work is named after Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister of Motörhead.

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