Scissor-handed creepy-crawly named after Johnny Depp

The science world has paid homage to Johnny Depp by giving his name to an extinct creepy-crawly with scissor hand-like claws reminiscent of one of the actor’s best-known roles.

Kooteninchela deppi was a 505-million-year-old distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions, according to a study in the Journal of Palaeontology.

It has been named for Depp’s famous portrayal of a gentle freak named Edward Scissorhands in the 1990 eponymous film — via

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