Brezinacantha tolis

Brezinacantha tolis

Reconstruction of a prehistoric brittle star (ophiuroid) late Cretaceous made for the Rock Fossils on Tour gig at Natural History Museum, Luxembourg, summer 2018.

Etymology: Species named after Sakis and Themis Tolis, founding members of a Greek Black Metal band, to honour their unorthodox yet powerful approach to music. The ophiuroids described herein merit in many ways a Black-Metal-referenced name: they gathered in great numbers in a spooky, toxic environment on top of their dead predecessors’ remains. The species name is entirely the responsibility of the lead author, Ben Thuy.