Hemichordate you are

October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Via the Guardian (UK): a new acorn worm has been discovered and named after Yoda from Star Wars.

I wonder what other ways there are to make acorn worms into international news?  Of course, our local acorn worm community (all three of them) are delighted.

To celebrate Yoda purpurata, here are some pictures of Marc’s collection of acorn worm memorabilia, which is — as you will no doubt be able to see at a glance — focused on Y. purpurata‘s slightly better known relative, Saccoglossus kowaleskii.

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