Un calmar nommé Biden

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Un calmar nommé Biden

A newly discovered fossilised vampire squid has been named after US President, Joe Biden. The Syllipsimopodi bideni, which has been described as an “incredibly rare” fossil, was first dug up in...

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Un calmar nommé Biden

A newly discovered fossilised vampire squid has been named after US President, Joe Biden. The Syllipsimopodi bideni, which has been described as an “incredibly rare” fossil, was first dug up in Montana and donated to the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada in 1988. But it sat untouched in a drawer for decades until a scientist pulled it out for a closer look. The fossil’s first name translates roughly to “prehensile foot”, since it has 10 arms and is the oldest known cephalopod to have suckers on each of its arms. Their decision to name the squid after Biden came as they were “encouraged by his plans to address climate change and fund scientific research”.

newly/récemment - squid/calamar (céphalopode) - to be named after/porter le nom de, être baptisé en l'honneur de - to dig, dug, dug up/ici, ressortir - drawer/tiroir - to pull out/ressortir - roughly/approximativement - prehensile/préhensile (qui est capable de saisir) - sucker/ventouse - to address/s'attaquer à, tenter de trouver une solution à - to fund/financer

Publié le 29/03/2022

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