There is only one animal that could take the name of the actor who has given life to the mythical archaeologist for more than four decades.
Harrison Ford may have said goodbye to Indiana Jones forever in his fifth film as the most famous archaeologist in cinema, but science isn’t ready to let him go.
For more than forty years, the actor has been the face of Indiana Jones ever since fortune would have it Tom Selleck he had to turn down the role in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Besides the whip, hat, and leather jacket, there’s one must-have staple that we all immediately associate with Indiana Jones: his fear of snakes. Indy doesn’t mind beating up Nazis, jumping between cars, or facing the many dangers of the ruins he explores, just don’t hold a snake close to him.
This fear has inspired the hilarious tribute that science has dedicated to Harrison Ford with a recent discovery that has been named after the Indiana Jones actor.
The snake named after Indiana Jones
Our world never ceases to amaze us. Proof of this is that new animal species continue to be discovered in our times.
The Hollywood Reporter reports the discovery of a new species of snake in Peru that has been named as tachymenoides harrisonfordi.
It is a snake about 40 cm long, yellowish-brown in color with black spots. The typical one that would make good Indiana Jones go out of his way, unless he had no choice but to deal with it.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate has meant Harrison Ford’s farewell to a role that has marked his career, like that of Han Solo and Star Wars o el de Rick Deckard and Blade Runner.
At 81, Ford will no longer have to tangle with snakes playing Indiana Jones, but he’s not ready to give up action and we’ll see him become Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross at MCU.