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Now, a fossil is named after Johnny Depp

entertainment Updated: May 17, 2013 23:17 IST

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An ancient extinct creature with scissor-like claws, newly discovered in fossil records, has been named after movie star Johnny Depp.

The 505-million-year-old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi is a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions.

Kooteninchela deppi lived in very shallow seas, similar to modern coastal environments, off the cost of British Columbia in Canada, which was situated much closer to the equator 500 million years ago. The creature was named after the actor Johnny Depp for his starring role as Edward Scissorhands — a movie about an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands.