Aussie Snail Named for Croc Hunter

That'd be Crikey steveirwini to you and me, mate
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2009 7:19 PM CST
The shell of Crikey steveirwini.   (Queensland Museum)

(Newser) – In a tribute to the late Steve Irwin, a scientist who discovered a new species of snail in northeastern Australia has named it after the famed “Crocodile Hunter.” Says John Stanisic of the Queensland Museum, “Crikey steveirwini is a colorful snail, with swirling bands of creamy yellow, orange-brown and chocolate giving the shell an overall khaki appearance. It was the khaki color that immediately drew the connection to the late Crocodile Hunter.”