The naming of an old fossil in honour of David Attenboroug was abandoned today, after it yawned, scratched, and was revealed as Keith Richards, contemplating a difficult guitar riff.
This is just the latest in a series of setbacks for the naming things after Sir David Attenborough industry.
Last year the ‘Dinosaur Attenborosaurus Conybeare’ was found to be Ronnie Wood, taking an unusually long afternoon nap.
A wildflower named Attenborough Hawkweed, discovered in the Brecon Beacons, was later identified as a British species of Cannabis which had escaped from a greenhouse on Keith Richards’ country estate.
And a long-beaked echidna, given the name Zaglossus Attenboroughi, which lives only in rich atmospheres, was subsequently determined to be Jerry Hall undertaking research into the world of hidden treasure, using an ancient Australian digger.